Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Leadlight Manicure

     Today I'm sharing with you a manicure I wore to a wedding last weekend. No not the wedding of my good friend Alissa who you might remember from my recent gradient post, but another friend who got married. I knew I wanted to do a fun, special manicure that went with my dress.

My inspiration
     I knew I had to do something special for this night. The girls that I was going with take a very active interest in my manicures and I wanted to impress them. Well the most impressive nail art technique currently for me is the leadlight technique.
     For those of you unfamiliar with leadlight it's really quite simple. It's just like coloring pictures in a coloring book but with a stamped image and sheer nail polish.

     I started off with a base of Finger Paints Paper Mache, then stamped with Konad special black using Bundle Monster plate BM-318. The flowers reminded me of the flowers on my dress without matching them exactly. I then took my smallest dotting tool and filled in the centers of the flowers with OPI I'm Never Amberrassed from the sheer tints collection.


     While my stamping still isn't perfect I really love how this turned out. And what did the girls think? Well, they were impressed, which made me feel really, really good. I don't tend to do a lot of nail art so when it comes together, I'm overly giddy about it and want people to notice it.

     I got especially giddy about this manicure. It turned out just like I wanted it to and I matched the dress pretty darn well if I don't say so myself.  What do you think?

     I hope you give the leadlight technique a try. I think it's an easy way to get a great outcome. If you do try it out, please share your manicures with me either on my facebook page or in the comments here. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


  1. Replies
    1. Awe thanks! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Much better than the last time I tried to recreate something on my nails. =)

  2. wowww this is so creative!
    Your nails look just so perfect and pretty :)

    Xx julia

    1. Thank you! I really liked this technique. I have a feeling I will be doing a lot more of them.

  3. This is so gorgeous! :)


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