Mani Swap Circle – July Edition

Hello, my lovelies.

It is time for another edition of Mani Swap Circle – I love doing this monthly collab with 100’s of other ladies.

This monthly I had a chance to recreate two beautiful mani’s, my own swap girl and another as someone else dropped out last minute. The theme for this month was your favourite pastel colour.

I’ll talk firstly about my own swap lady, which was @nailaspire – go and check her out her mani’s are lovely!!

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I recreated this design; looking at it now though, my design actually looks nothing like this- Sorry!!

Vicki used different colours for her background so I created a smooshy background for my own mani, I knew I didn’t have the same images she used so I tried to used a similar one – which I thought looked similar – until now.

I double stamped – which I totally regret too. I am not a fan on the mani I recreated which is a shame as Vicki’s original is lovely and story behind it is so heartwarming.

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This is my recreation of the photo above

Step one: Pick your pastel colours I used some unknown polishes in yellow and green.
Step two: Apply liquid latex around your nails to help with the clean up.
Step three: Pick your stamping plates, I used Born Pretty Store, plate BPL-029
Step four: Pick you stamping polish, I used black Essence Cosmetics and Silver from Pretty Perfect Polish.
Step five: Pick up the image you want to stamp on your nails onto your stamper – I used my Clear Jelly Stamper.
Step six: Stamp your image onto your nail.
Step seven: Remove the liquid latex from around your nails.
Step eight: Clean up using non acetone remover.
Step nine: Apply gel shine top coat – I used one from Avon UK.
Step ten: Apply cuticle oil – I used Essence nail repairing oil.

The second mani I recreated was from the talented @nail.it.polish. This was a last minute one that I offered to sub as someone dropped out and it would be a shame for someone to end up without a recreation!

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I love this mani so much, I knew this was on the one I had to recreate the second I saw it. Unfortunately, due to short deadlines I wasn’t able to do a gradient background which I really wanted to do. But I really like my recreation, it actually looks similar – apart from the colours.

I also wimped out and didn’t free hand because I am shocking at it and wanted to recreate the best mani that I could.

 

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This is a recreation of the photo above

Step one: Pick your pastel colour, I used some Lavender Skies by Avon UK.
Step two: Apply a gel shine top coat – I used one from Avon UK.
Step three: Pick your temporary tattoo’s, I used some from an old Birch Box order – StyLondon
Step four: Cut them to shape, remove the clear plastic layer.
Step five: Place the now sticky temp tatt onto your nails where you want.
Step six: Put water on a cotton ball and place on top of nails applying a little pressure.
Step seven: After around 30 seconds remove the cotton ball and try and remove the white backing.
Step eight: Clean up using non acetone remover.
Step nine: Apply gel shine top coat – I used one from Avon UK.
Step ten: Apply cuticle oil – I used Essence nail repairing oil.

I don’t have tutorials for either of these, the first one because I didn’t really plan it, I just sat down and went with the flow and second one I don’t due to it being last minute and not planning.

I hope both my swap girls like the recreations I created.

Thank you for reading,
Katie, xox.

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2 Comments

  1. @nailaspire

    Thank you I think you did a great job. It can be difficult when you haven’t got the same stamping image to replicate a design, but I love your version. @nailaspire

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