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Show Off Your Talons With Nail Art Stamping Plates

Get your nails looking sassy and unique with nail art stamping plates. A quick and easy alternative to a professional manicure, nail stamping plates allow you to customise your look. Check out the listings on eBay and enjoy glam hands.

Using nail art stamping kits

If you've never used nail stamps before, allow yourself plenty of time to make sure you get it right. Ensure you're in a well-lit area and lay everything out first. Organisation is key here, as you don't want to be digging through drawers with sticky nails later to find your topcoat.

  • Start with a clear base coat. This will not only protect your nails but also ensure that the polish lasts longer.
  • Once that's dry, put on your base color. You may need two coats to get it looking good. Ensure that the base coat is fully covering your nails. Any hint of bare nail peeping through can ruin the look.
  • Again, wait until your base color is completely dry, then apply your chosen stamp color to the stamping plate. Scrape off any excess polish, then roll firmly over each nail. Take a look at the manufacturer's instructions for guidance if you need to.
  • Wait once more for this layer to dry fully. Be careful here - if you start to use your hands too quickly, you could smudge your nail art and ruin the look completely. Finish with a clear topcoat, which will also help prolong the polish.
Choosing polish for nail stamping

The beauty of nail stamping is that you can use any combination of colors you like. To get it looking good, ensure you use a thick polish for the stamp - the type that only needs one coat to get good coverage across your nail. There are special nail stamping polishes available, but some regular polishes will work, too.

Can you reuse a nail art stamp?

Yes. Ensure that you clean your stamps well with nail polish remover to remove any excess varnish that's still clinging to them, and you'll be able to use them again and again.

How long will nail stamp art last?

It depends on your lifestyle. In general, you can expect your nail stamp art to last as long as regular nail polish. The most important thing to do if you want a long-lasting, good-looking manicure is to apply a base coat and a topcoat. That way, your stamp art manicure will be effectively locked in place.

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