I never thought Coral was my color. PINK! Yes. ORANGE! No. There are a lot of Coral nail polishes, some on the pink side and some more on the orange 🍊 side. I got the idea to wear Coral this week because of a print I found on my dress. YesI know- we get our nail inspirations from just about everything:
I held up all my polish wheels to the design and pink just did not seem to fit! The coral seemed to do the trick! I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Pretty Piggy”. It is a beautiful Coral right in the middle of Pink and Orange.
To my excited delight I found a nail stamping plate that had a similar image of the print. It is Moyou London Explorer plate 27. I practiced stamping a few times but the design was too large for my nail (I have tiny nails)! So I decided to make a nail decal and was pleased with the result (after a few trial and errors). I cut the nail decal in half, one for each nail.
Stamping Polishes: Moonflower Polish La Perla Negra. Painted Polish Stamped in Guava. Painted Polish Stamped in Clay.
How I made the nail decal:
- I used a Konad nail stamper to pick up the design image from the plate. Swipe the stamping polish on the plate and swipe off the excess with the scraper. Then stamp!
- Let the image dry for about 2 minutes.
- Apply a non-fast drying top coat to the image. Let dry.
- Color in the design using a detail nail brush. Let dry.
- Slowly peel away the decal using tweezers.
- Be careful with the decal- it will easily stick to anything near it. I lay it on a paper towel while I get ready for it.
- Apply top coat to your nails- while still tacky lay the nail decal onto your nail- turn it over so the side you just painted is directly on the nail. Smooth out the image.
- Apply top coat on the nail to seal the image in place.
My other two nails is just a stamping design from the same plate.
I hope you enjoyed this design- Aztec prints are some of my favorite designs. I loved the design and that is the main thing!