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Facing My Nail Stamping Anxiety!

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I haven't done stamping in awhile. And you know why? It stresses me out. I go to all that trouble to polish perfectly, clean up, let my nails dry, take 42 tries to get a single image transferred to the stamper correctly...and then I hold my breath!! What if it doesn't work? What if I choke? What if it's crooked? What if it stamps perfectly and then the topcoat smears it? And don't even get me started on stamping with more than one color. That's crazy talk. People who can do that have special powers. Anyway, my order of Vivid Lacquer custom stamping plates arrived and I was so excited about them that I completely forgot about my stamping anxiety issues.

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with Vivid Lacquer Lorem Ipsim Stamp (work / play / polish)

These plates are designed by the same talented Anni that produces the Vivid Lacquer handmade franken polishes. The images on all of her plates are very creative, well etched and big...gotta love those big images. Anyone that's ever tried to stamp with the Salon Express As Seen on TV plates knows this! For this mani I chose the Lorem ipsum print from VL004. The base is two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales WallsI stamped my thumb and ring finger using Konad Special Polish in Black. Yes, they're both crooked...even though I was singing the Rocky theme song to myself in my brain while I did it. I didn't risk topcoating it. Baby steps.

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with Vivid Lacquer Lorem Ipsim Stamp (work / play / polish)

I intended to stamp all my nails, but they came out so perfectly crisp that I was afraid people would think I was wearing nail decals and wouldn't appreciate what an achievement this was for me. :) This plate is currently available in the Vivid Lacquer Etsy Store for $8. Well worth it!