Houndstooth Stamped Mani with Zoya Farah, Carmen and Raven

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More stamping today! Am I getting brave or what? I’m just so excited about these VividLacquer plates. Today I used the houndstooth pattern from VL005 (here’s a link to the plate in the VL Etsy Store). This look is entirely Zoya. The base is Farah, the red is Carmen and the black is Raven.

Houndstooth Stamp with Zoya Farah, Raven and Carment (work / play / polish)

The stamping would have been more opaque had I used a stamping or one-coat polish. But I kinda like the gradient effect (look closely in the big pics and you can see places in the pattern that are slightly shaded) . These pics are sans topcoat. I tried Seche Vite and didn’t like the pictures as much. There was too much glare to really see the pattern.

Houndstooth Stamp with Zoya Farah, Raven and Carment (work / play / polish)

I feel so liberated since I admitted to the world my nail stamping anxiety! :) Having plates with large images has made a huge difference too.  So what do you think?

Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manifacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. Stacy says:

    This is fantastic!! I too suffer from NSA (nail stamping anxiety) and have only braved the flow-y, floral-y, organic type designs because I still have alignment issues. Geometric designs like this seem to hi-lite crooked stamping so I’m still afraid of them! You stamped yours perfectly! :)

  2. Mel says:

    Beautiful! I’m in awe of your manicures, really !
    M x

  3. Julia says:

    My favorite!

  4. iriel says:

    Wow, it’s amazing! I’m dying to buy more plates!

  5. blimbo2005 says:

    really cool. I love that you did not use the traditional colors people do for houndstooth

  6. Josephine says:

    Great stamping, the colors work so well together!

  7. You down with WPP? Yeah, you know me! You down with WPP? Yeah, you know me! Nice stampin’.

  8. This is an awesome mani! I love the classy red and black stamped over the nude.

  9. I would love to try stamping, I may have to put it on my list of things to buy! Nice job on your nails
    http://www.beautyadoration.wordpress.com

  10. entropiclady says:

    I may need to bust out my stamping tools this weekend! Very nice!

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