Originally I was going to just go for a simple French mani but I saw this design on a stamping plate and thought it would work well.
So this is 2 coats of Shellac "Beau" with stamping on top using Konad White. I was really impressed with Shellac Beau to be honest. Even though it's on the sheer side, it still managed to cover up things like stains that I had on my nails previously that I'm trying to grow out. The stamping is from a plate I brought from Cheeky that seems to be the L plate. I've just rotated the image so that it runs along the nail.
I added the gemstones as a last minute thing as I felt it needed something else. I really like the combo but I can see I need to do a lot more practice with placing the gemstones down where I want them to go!
Even though this mani has some major visible nail line going on, I really like it. It's simple yet effective. I really think I'll be revisiting this in the future if I have an event where I need my nails to sport something subtle.
Now I wanted to point this out incase you haven't had a bottle of Shellac before in your little hands. The packaging shows how sheer it is! I love that and it's so simple!! How I wish general nail polish came with a similar system!! I would have saved a lot of money on things that I thought were something they weren't.
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