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Monday, May 23, 2016

Manis for Rose: Pond Stamping

Hi lovelies!

Today we, a bunch of nail bloggers, led by the wonderful Jessica, present a special manicure for Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous. She's been struggling with her health lately and we want to show our support  and love by recreating one of her manicures! I've been following her blog for ages and she's a great inspiration. She put the concept of pond stamping in my head, but I had not gotten around to doing it yet. This seems to me the perfect opportunity to try the technique she taught me!

It came out not being a full-on recreation, but rather a dedicated inspiration. I didn't have the exact same stamping plates, you see. These are her beautiful manicures that I was inspired by:

I took most inspiration from the green manicure, as you can see. I started with a base of Incidental Twin "Green Flavor", from her amazing Squeeze Pop jelly collection, which I previously used here and here to leadlight.

Then I stamped with a foliage image from BC-13 with BPS white stamping polish, following one more coat of Green Flavor. Then I stamped with Konad dark green stamping polish and the same image, but a different orientation. Then more jelly, one more white stamp, one more coat of jelly, top coat and done!

My camera had a hard time determining which foliage to focus on :P

What do you think? I like the effect, but on the other hand it seems like a lot of mess on my nails.. I'm going to have to try this a couple more times, to get the hang of it and have them be as awesome as Rose's.

I wish Rose the very best, I'm sending her lots of health-vibes! And please check out all manicures from all the other lovely ladies who participated in this link-up! On social media, you'll find us under #ManisForRose.


  1. Rose is a queen at pond manis! You did a great job :)

  2. That jelly snowflake mani has been on my list to try for a while, love that you switched it up to make it more summer appropriate

  3. This is flawless! It's awesome that you all got together to do this for her.

  4. I see no mess here! I am obsessed by Rose's pond manis and yours came out great, too!

  5. This is really cool - it's like a swamp!

  6. So stunning! You did a beautiful job!

  7. I love her pond manis too! Yours is awesome.

  8. I love that you did an inspired look rather than a direct recreation, very creative. :)

  9. I loooove that you did one that was your own but inspired by hers!! It's absolutely lovely!!


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