Monday, 27 October 2014

Diwali Decals with San

I had the opportunity to work with two very talented nail artists to collaborate manicures for my birthday.  Here is the full post for my second manicure:  (See my previous post for my first collaboration.)

This time I got to work with San.  She is my wonderful friend and an excellent teacher, please, click here for her amazing YouTube stamping tutorials.  The quality of San's work is just perfect.  I have learnt so much from her.

You can also find San's manicures on instagram:

We both adore our DRK designer plate 01, and when San agreed to work with me it was obvious we would use this plate.  We decided to stamp the flowers, swirls and flourishes at the bottom of the image to make decals to colour and apply to our nails.  These beautiful patterns really remind me of Mehndi:  the art of painting the body in ornate designs with henna.  After a few tests, we both loved the way metallic colours worked with softer peachy pinks and this image.

Base colour:  Primark Nail Polish, Unnamed (pale coral)
The decals (from left in photo below):

  • Savers Nail Polish, Unnamed (copper)
  • Barry M Aquarium Collection, AQNP4 Mediterranean
  • Barry M Instant Nail Effects Foil, NP319 Silver
  • Essie Mirror Metallics, 944 Blue Rhapsody

  • Stamp colour: Konad Stamping Polish, Black
    Stamping plate: DRK xl Designer - 01

    Bottle Shot
    The gorgeous San
    The Decals
    Tools of the Trade
    Our twin nails <3
    I love this plate!
    Enormous fingers
    Halogen Lightining


    1. What a great looking and fun concept of colors and designs you two cooked up!! These are brilliant!

      1. <3 Thanks so much Kimett, this was such a fun manicure to do, and I love working with San. I am so happy you like our work. xXXXXxx

    2. Happy Diwali ..congrats you are an artista. It is great. Big hug

      1. <3 <3 You are so kind. Thanks so much for your lovely support <3 <3