A design I’ve always loved on people’s nails and never had a stamp for is the houndstooth design. I love that!! It’s kinda checker-y and just so awesome-looking. You can imagine my excitement when I saw that my new stamps had a houndstooth full-nail design!!! I really wanted to try a starkly contrasting design, but being that it’s summer I decided to go with slightly less contrasting, bright and summery colors. Tell me what you think!
Summer Houndstooth Nails
- Base coat them bad boys.
- Paint your nails with Essie Lights. I used 3 coats.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow to dry thoroughly.
- When your nails are dry and hard, use stamp BM 322 and SH Lightening to stamp the design on each nail.
- Apply your first coat of top coat extra carefully, only touching each part of the nail once, then apply a thicker final coat, making sure to wrap your tips.
- Try not to stare.
I really liked these nails! These Bundle Monster plates work so well. I have said this before, but I like my Red Angel stamps and even my Salon Essentials stamps but the Bundle Monster plates are the best by far. And this particular set, the new 2012 set, is just so full of cute, current designs. I highly recommend them if you are curious about stamping. You get 25 plates with 6 designs each for about 20 bucks. You really cannot go wrong.
Do you like stamping your nails? If you do stamp your nails, do you get a lot of questions and compliments on them? At least around where I live there are Konad kiosks in the malls so a lot of people have seen the plates before but it seems as if almost no one has actually used them. When I’m out and about I never see anyone with nails like mine. Is that the same for you guys? Let me know what you think about that and today’s nails! Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!