• Louise Michelle

TROPICAL NAIL ART | Nail Stamping With Pigment Powder




Hi guys. Today I am showing you a beautiful tropical nail art I created using nail stamping with pigment powder technique.


I love how this design turned out and how the duo chrome holographic pigment pops over the bright background. I used the amazing pigment powder from UberChic Beauty along with their Beach Please stamping plate and also bright neon nail polishes from Hit The Bottle as a background for this tropical leaves nail art.


I’ve done this technique in the past and really enjoy it, it's an awesome way of bringing your stamping to another level.


Products used:


1. UNT peel off base coat


2. White nail polish for the base


3. UberChic Beauty stamping plate 'Beach Please' and 'Arabian Holo' pigment powder


4. Hit The Bottle regular neon polishes ' Rebel Yellow', 'The Heat is On', 'I Just Can't get Enough' and 'Party All the Time' from "Stuck in the 80's" neon polish collection


5. KADS black stamping polish. Please use my code KADSQ09P to get 10% off at www.kadsnailart.com The code applies to all the items in store, even sale items!


6. 'Water Tight' waterbased smear free topcoat- A must have top coat for when you are working with foils, pigments and it's a great non-smear top coat to apply over your stamping! You can use my code (exclusive to my followers!) URBAN10 to get 10% off when you purchase this top coat from www. hitthebottlepolishes.com.au


7. Seche Vite Fast Drying top coat


8. Pueen Cosmetics latex tape liquid peel off & cuticle guard



Nail art step by step:

  1. Apply your base coat.

  2. Apply white nail polish for the base and let it dry completely.

  3. Protect your skin with latex tape.

  4. Prepare your nail polish colours for the gradient. Paint strips on a makeup sponge overlapping nail polish a little bit for better gradient effect. Start dabbing the nail sponge onto your nail, repeat these steps until happy with the opacity.

  5. Apply pigment powder over a clear jelly stamper. NOTE! Use a stamper you don't mind getting cloudy from pigment.

  6. Apply black stamping polish onto the leaf image. Use the scraper angled at approximately 45 degrees to swipe any excess polish off of the image. Pick up the image with the stamper we prepared in the previous step (with pigment on it). With a rolling motion stamp the image onto your nail. You need to work very fast when doing this step as your stamping polish might dry quick and you won't be able to transfer the image.

  7. Wait a few minutes and then use a fluffy brush to get any excess powder off of your nails. If you do this step too early, you might smudge your stamped image.

  8. After cleaning up around your nails, apply a waterbased top coat over your stamping. Let it dry completely. Non-smear waterbased top coats are great to apply over nail powders (especially holographic ones!) and over stamping in general!

  9. Apply a layer of fast drying top coat to add extra shine to your design.


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