Stamping Saturdays #20

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I am super proud of myself for not missing a single Saturday since we started Stamping Saturdays and today I am on my 20th stamped mani for this series. Yay! This is definitely huge for me because I feel like such a quitter sometimes. I stayed up way too late to do this mani because I got wrapped up in watching a PBS documentary where actors discuss some Shakespearean plays. I nearly pissed myself when I watched the episode where David Tennant talks about Hamlet. My favorite Doctor and my favorite play? Ecstasy! Anyway, let me show you what I came up with because I could keep talking forever about the documentary.

MoYou London Back To The 70's - 03For today’s mani, I used the MoYou London Back To The 70’s – 02 plate which I have used a few times before. It has some really groovy designs. Sadly, I think it has been discontinued because I can’t find it on their website.

OPI A Grape Affair 1OPI A Grape Affair 2I started out with 2 delicious coats of OPI A Grape Affair. This lovely polish is part of the new OPI Coca-Cola collection which will be on the blog next week. This polish is absolute crème perfection and it’s very opaque so it only needed two coats. It dried super shiny and gorgeous.

MoYou Londo Back To The 70's 03 1MoYou Londo Back To The 70's 03 2And here is the image I chose from plate MoYou London Back To The 70’s – 03. What kind of design is this? It made me think of computers or something. When I was finishing up my clean up, I posted a picture on Instagram and Rei suggested that I apply a sheer tint on top of this. Hmmm…? I was a little hesitant to try it but look what happened!

OPI Don't Violet Me Down 1OPI Don't Violet Me Down 2I applied 1 coat of OPI Don’t Violet Me Down over my whole mani and it just looks awesome. Rei is a genius for suggesting this.

So what do you think about this stamped mani? Since I like it, I’m sure people are going to think it’s blah. Haha My cherry blossom mani got so much attention, and I seriously thought it was kind of blah. Well, I hope that you like this jelly stamped mani. I know that I am going to try this with other polishes because it creates such a cool effect. Do you have any plans this weekend? I’m dying to go see the new X-Men movie so hopefully I’ll go watch it later today. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

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43 thoughts on “Stamping Saturdays #20

  1. 24 May, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love this post!! Amazing! I saw the comments on Instagram (by the way, thank goodness I don’t work an office job anymore because all I would do is surf through Instagram and Pinterest).

    I love the tint over the stamping! Amazing!
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      At my new job, I can’t do any online stuff anymore at all which is sad. I guess that’s what happens when you work for a public agency. lol

  2. 24 May, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Ohhhh what a great idea!! I immediately thought it would look freaking awesome with multiple Tints.. maybe a black base, white stamping and then all the Tints!!!! OMG I have to try that asap!

    I really like this mani and especially that OPI! I sold Vant to Bite My Neck because it needed three coats for opacity even though it’s really dark, so A Grape Affair could be a great replacement for it…actually I remember reading somewhere that they are dupes.

    Oh and it’s Saturday and I published a stamping mani today so I basicly took part to your Stamping Saturday as well :) Have a great weekend!
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      That sounds really awesome!! I hope you do it because it will probably turn out amazing. I don’t think I tried I Want To Bite My Neck but they do appear to be fairly similar. The formula on this one is so great so I’m sure you will like it.

      Yay to more stamped manis! Enjoy your weekend as well.

  3. 24 May, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Great idea on the sheer tints Rei! I liked it with just the white and I would have been hesitant too, but it looks even better with the tinted purple!
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      I am super happy that it turned out nice. I was afraid to use the tints!

  4. Dominique
    24 May, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Loving the final results. I’m happy you followed Rei’s sugestion. I may have to look into those sheer tints and the Coca-Cola collection.

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, you should get them–they are too much fun to work with.

  5. 24 May, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I think the sheer tint just takes this mani to the next level!! Love it!
    Also ja the design is very techy … Well that’s what I’d class it as.
    Also I’d like to one day see that star design, bottom left corner… for me *bats eyelids*
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Ok! I will try it out next week! ;)

  6. 24 May, 2014 at 11:14 am

    SO pretty!! I think I need the OPI Tints after seeing this :)

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      They are so versatile. The more I use them the more I like them. :)

  7. 24 May, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This turned out cool!
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks, Lisa.

  8. Lesley
    24 May, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Congrats on participating in 20 Stamping Saturdays!!!
    I wanna watch that documentary now, haha.
    It is…a geometric design? A hexagonal design? Hahaha…I can see where you’re getting circuit board, though.
    Rei is completely a genius. Awesome idea. Looks fantastic and partially solves your hesitation over trying stamping polishes other than black, white, and metallics (like you said in another post).
    Weekend plans include being “super deluxe lazy” today and hanging with friends on Sunday and Monday. If you see X-Men, be sure to say hello to my boyfriend Hugh Jackman for me.

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      LOL! Oh, I didn’t know he was your boyfriend too! I was going to go watch it this morning but now I’ll go tomorrow morning because I’m sure it’s going to be completely full tonight and I hate crowds.

      I really like how this turned out and can’t wait to try it with other colors and designs.
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      1. Lesley
        30 May, 2014 at 11:10 am

        Dude, he is #1 on my list of 5! LOL.

  9. Rei
    24 May, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Ah! I knew it would come out great! It isn’t my original nail art idea to color with a sheer polish over a white stamp, it’s actually from Amateur Manicure! But I’ve been sure to pass the idea on to whoever I see stamping!

    20 Saturdays is awesome! I LOVE this manicure as all your other stamping Saturday creations. I really need to hop on the ball.

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      You totally have to join us. You always have gorgeous manis, and I bet you would come up with something awesome. Thanks for passing on the tip because I’m sure I will be using it again.

  10. 24 May, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I love the final mani! I think the use of the sheer tint over the white is amazing!
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks, Erin. I can’t take credit for the idea, but I do love how it turned out.

  11. mary
    24 May, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    The sheer tint over the stamping looks fabby! I can’t believe what a huge difference it made – love!

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks, Mary. I am super happy with the end result as well. :)

  12. Backup Polish
    24 May, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Cynthia you are an awesome stamper! Both designs are delish, maybe the purple on purple is a bit closer to my heart! Beautiful swatches too.

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I do enjoy stamping.
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  13. Rebecca R
    24 May, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I loved it even before the sheer tint but with that added it looks amazing! I love it!

    1. 24 May, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks, Rebecca. I would have never thought to layer the tint over it, but I’m so happy with how it turned out.
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  14. 24 May, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Holy awesome-ness! Or “WHAT?!” as the Doctor would say. :P I really love this, especially with the sheer tint on top. :)
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    1. 24 May, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Hehehe. I love the Doctor. I’m getting excited about trying this with different stamps and colors now.
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  15. 24 May, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I really love this. I like purple and blue and the purple on purple is so pretty. Glad you went for it.

    1. 25 May, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much! :)

  16. 24 May, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Wow, I really love this with the tint coat. Think I’m gonna have to try it out myself.

    Your colour and pattern remind me of 70s wallpaper – in a good way :-/

    Well done on keeping up with the stamping. I love seeing them

    1. 25 May, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      You are right…it does kind of look like groovy wallpaper. Someone commented on reddit that it looks like the carpet in the hotel in The Shinning. lol

  17. Jill
    25 May, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I LOVE it all especially the Sheer Tint on top! What a great idea … now there are even more great ways to use the Sheer Tints!

    1. 25 May, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      I’m sure that there are a million other fun ways to wear these polishes. I love how versatile they are.

  18. 25 May, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Epic! This makes me want sheer tints….
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    1. 25 May, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      They are definitely worth having because they are so versatile. I love them.

  19. 26 May, 2014 at 9:07 am

    i love this stamp, where can I order it?!!
    the star one is my favorite, but my nails are so tiny I’m not sure it will look good on my nails..

    Hamlet is one of my favorite books of Shakespeare too..
    I need to set some background before telling a story here, I was in a girls catholic school and each grade had 2 groups (A and B). Every year, the sophomores had to make a play about one Shakespeare book. One group had to represent the book as is written and the other had to adapt it to whatever they feel like.. I was in the last group and the year I was a sophomore the book was HAMLET.
    We adapted to the Panamanian ghetto and we wrote a satire of the government of that time..
    i was part of the editor of the play we wrote and we had a blast..

    Your post made me think of that.. I think the book’s at my mom’s.. I’m gonna search it and read it again. The play was so good, that the teachers made us do it in front of the whole school..

    1. 26 May, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      That is so awesome!!! I always loved Shakespeare since I was in high school. Then in college I got completely obsessed. I took this year-long class that went over all of his plays and I was in heaven. Then one day my professor told me about a book called “Shakespeare: The Invention Of The Human” and I started getting obsessed with literary criticism too. Ok, I am just a Shakespeare nerd but whatever. You understand. lol

  20. 26 May, 2014 at 10:54 am

    the tinting was the perfect addition!

    1. 26 May, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you! :)

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