Good evening! I'm just sitting here nursing aches and pains from last nights soccer game, feeling stuffed from dinner, waiting for my cookies to finish baking. I'm also trying to get caught up on a few posts to share with you so I wanted to share one now. This one features some stamping plates from Lady Queen, a one stop shop for all your nail art needs! I've only stamped a handful of times in the 4 years I've been blogging and am still not so confident with it, so please know that my stamping skills are not up to par with some of the other fabulous nail bloggers out there. But I will say that both of these plates were easy to use and the only problems I had were due to my inexperience with stamping. Lady Queen has worldwide shipping and you can save 15% with my code GCLC15. Before we jump in here are the links; Crown Dappled Floral Pattern Manicure Template Lace Series BC3, and Cube Rectangle Circle Pentagram Nail Art Stamp Image Plate hehe003. So now let's take a look at the plates!
Up first is the Crown Dappled Floral Pattern Manicure Template Lace Series BC3. I was totally digging the lacey designs, they are so beautiful! I was thinking I'd do a mani with the same stamp on each nail but then decided to try different stamps.
I used a plain black stamping polish over a nice nude creme. It made me think of a super sexy dress. So the only thing that made me sad was the beautiful feathers didn't stamp as easily for me as the rest of the lace prints did. But that's ok, I think with a little trial and error I'll be able to get the feathers perfect. What made me happy was how easily the lace patterns stamped! I only couldn't get one to pick up the image so I just skipped it (the pattern on the top left corner). I finished with topcoat and only the feathers smeared.
The other plate, Cube Rectangle Circle Pentagram Nail Art Stamp Image Plate hehe003 is a smaller plate with lots of geometric designs. I liked the stars best, but was most surprised with how easily the spiral and the cubes were to use.
Again I used black stamping polish, but this time over a shimmery vibrant green. As you can see on my index finger there is some red, which I had tried to stamp with but it wasn't showing up well enough so I switched to black. The stars gave me the most trouble, probably because the lines are so fine and the color didn't fill in. I loved the cubes! I used topcoat once the stamping was dry.