Nail Art

New Nail Designs Using UberChic’s Texture-licious-01 Stamping Plate – Part 1.

Using only UberChic’s Texture-licious-01 stamping plate, which can be purchased here, I created these two simple nail art designs.

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For the first design, I wanted to create a lapis lazuli effect. Lapis lazuli is a pretty semi-precious stone that is primarily an intense cobalt blue in colour and most often contains flecks or streaks of gold coloured pyrite, such as in the picture below.

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Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lapis-lazuli_hg.jpg

Step 1

I started by applying my usual F.U.N Lacquer base coat, followed by two coats of Rimmel London’s “Danny Boy Blue”. I chose this colour as it’s a very bright and vibrant cobalt blue, and out of all the polishes I own, was the closest match to that of the lapis lazuli.

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Step 2

Next, after applying liquid latex around my nails, I used the pattern circled in the picture below to stamp the gold elements of the lapis.

Plate - gold design

I made sure to position the stamper in different directions when stamping the gold so that none of the nails would look exactly the same.

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Step 3

Since lapis lazuli generally only has a small number of gold flecks, I toned down the gold on the nails by stamping Born Pretty’s dark cobalt blue #7 stamping polish directly over the top using the pattern below.

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The stamping polish was slightly darker than the blue I used as the base colour, so it created a nice stone textured effect, and the gaps in the pattern allowed just the right amount of gold show through.

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Step 4

To complete the design, I applied a coat of my non-smear stamping top coat by MoYou London.

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**The finished result wasn’t super realistic, but still looked pretty cute. I feel that there needed to be more different shades of blue included, as with real lapis lazuli. Perhaps next time I should try creating a gradient for the base colour to produce a more textured effect.**


Products Used

Rimmel London: 828 “Danny Boy Blue!”.
Born Pretty: Stamping Polish #7 (Dark Blue).
Born Pretty: Stamping Polish #1 (Gold).
UberChic: Uber Mini “Texture-Licious”.
MoYou London: Smudge Resistant Top Coat.
F.U.N Lacquer: Premium Nail Treatment “Triple 5”.
I ❤︎ Nails: “Paint n Peel” liquid latex.

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