Monday, May 12, 2014

Floral Stamping Nail Art

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weekend flew by to me. It's like I blinked and it was gone! But it was a perfect weekend. John and I went to a few vintage markets that are popping up in our area and then we hit the beach for a bit. When we came home, I took a quick shower and threw on a maxi dress and settled in to finish binge watching Orphan Black, when John asked if I could get ready in 15 mins and hit up a comedy show. Done! I guess we fit quite a bit in one day. Unfortunately our photos from the comedy show came out a bit blurry. Boo!

With comedian Carmen Vallone
With comedian Dean Napolitanp
For Mother's day, a friend of mine had us over for the most amazing brunch. I ate so much food that I seriously could not even think about dinner Sunday night. Rounding out the weekend, I decided to take my Thrive mani and add some stamping to it.

I was thinking of a few different nail art options, but it's been so long since I have stamped all my nails, I just went for it. I used BM plate 225 to stamp the design on my nails.  I used Radiance to stamp with. (The Spring Radiance collection which includes both of these colors and Alluring is available now. Use code CN24 to save $12 at

I'm thinking my Mother's Day gift from John may be the reason for my desire to stamp all my nails with leafy flowers. John bought me this cute t-shirt dress from Old Navy and these rose gold sandals. And yup, I'm sitting here wearing my dress with my matching mani!

Hope your weekend was a great one! Stay polished!


  1. I have been tempted to try stamping, it looks like it is my kind of nail art (not too much thinking about design! and it seems fairly quick). But there are so many different stamping plates, BM, pueen, moyou, winstonia, and a ton more that I am forgetting. Do you have a favorite? Are some better then others? Easier to use? If at least, I could buy just one plate from each brand instead of a bundle to compare, wait can I do that somewhere?
    I know you're busy so it's ok if you do not have time to respond, but I am hoping other nailistas that follow your blog, maybe able to help me out.

  2. Hmm good question. I think for the most part they all work great. I think it's more finding the stamper you love that is hard. I tried so many before I knew the style I liked best. Some are squishy and others not so much. I really like the Pueen plates I have and I heard that Messy Mansion on Etsy was the place to go for awesomely designed plates. I haven't tried hers yet though, maybe I should order one. I'll pose the question on our FB page and hopefully get you more feedback.

  3. I didn't even think about the stamper. That adds another layer. Thanks for bringing this up on facebook. I hope there is a consensus of sort :)

  4. LOVE Thrive!! And your new header is gorgeous! :)