Pirates!

Another stamping manicure! I really wanted to use the pirate image from the stamping plates I reviewed yesterday, and ended up with this.  This is the first time I did nail art on both hands – usually I just do one, take pictures, and then take it off.  As much as I enjoy doing nail art, I don’t really wear it out of the house much – my hands are usually just a solid color, or maybe a gradient, but usually nothing more.

I used KKCenterHk plate M80 for the pirate image.  I already think I’m getting a little better at stamping!

I chose to use a sandy color with some sparkles because it reminded me of buried treasure.  Although very few pirates actually buried treasure – Blackbeard, the most famous treasure-burying pirate, buried his on an Island off of New York – preferring instead to spend it as fast as humanly possible.

I love the relative simplicity of these – they were actually pretty easy (they had to be if I could replicate them with my non-dominant hand), but definitely stand out.

I started with a base of Essie Sand Tropez on three of my fingers, with OPI Pros & Bronze on my thumbs and pinky fingers.  Then I added a gradient of Pros & Bronze on my ring and index fingers, and stamped the skull and swords image on my middle fingers with China Glaze Smoke & Ashes.  I kind of wish I had used Windestine Jeweled Sand (and OPI Skull & Glossbones, which sadly, I don’t have), but I do really love how these turned out!

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