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Pastel Neon Chevron Stamping Nail Art

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Of course I have to open with some nail art! I do enjoy making teeny works of art from nail polish. I've tried nail wraps before but it doesn't compare to some old-fashioned nail stamping. Since refocusing my energy into myself, family, and home in the last couple years I haven't done as much nail art. This is the first time I've busted out my stamping since February 2016 (according to IG@shelbylounails). I enjoyed creating this mani immensely. I kept smiling and waving my nails in my husband's face. He liked it, promise.

Pastel Neon Chevron Stamping Nail Art
by Shelby Lou Loves...

I need to get my old lightbox set-up back out, this lighting is atrocious. I'll blame it on the neon. For this mani I started out with a base of Cult Nails Tempest. Tempest is supposed to be a one-coat white, I did two lighter coats to get full coverage though in order for it to dry better. I then very lightly dry-brushed two pastel neons from KBShimmer, Lei It Again and For Sail By Owner. The pink and green combined to make a pastel neon orange and there appears to be some yellow in there, too!

After I had my base ready, I used this weird arrow/chevron image from MoYou London Hipster #07 and stamped it with Rica Blackout. Blackout is my holy grail black stamping polish, and even after sitting for a year and a half it worked great after shaking. I also used an unknown clear stamper to line up my images perfectly. Clear stampers were just coming out as I was getting out of nail art. I have a lot of missed time to make up! I topped it all off with my trusty HK Girl. I am so out of practice I still smeared my ring finger. So close to perfection. 

The aftermath of stamping. I forgot how messy this was!

It's been so long since I stamped that all my liquid latex is solid. Anyone know how to fix that? I had to clean up my cuticles the old-fashioned way with a q-tip. It was terrible and so stain-y. I just got the PUEEN Liquid Latex I order from Amazon though and it works great!

What do you think?I can't wait to stamp some more!


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