Friday, June 12, 2015

HPB Presents A Trip to the Beach!

Hey, everyone!

Now that summer weather is in full swing here in Northern California, I was really looking forward to this month's Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up! By popular vote, the theme for the month of June was chosen to be "beach," to be interpreted however each person wants. Keep reading to find out more!

Hobby Polish Bloggers is such an amazing group! So many knowledgeable ladies all in one place, helping each other and giving and receiving advice. It's like a treasure trove of nail-related wisdom! Plus everyone is super sweet and funny, so that's a plus too!

This month's theme gave me the perfect opportunity to use some more unused stamping plates from my Bundle Monster Sunkissed collection! After applying a base coat, I used the stamper marble technique and three polishes to make a watery-oceany effect on my thumb, index, middle, and part of my ring finger. Those three polishes were Kleancolor Pastel Teal, Ulta Jet Lag, and OPI Can't Find My Czechbook. Oh, and I had used liquid latex to mask my cuticles and the upper diagonal half of my ring finger. Before I removed the liquid latex, I stamped in white with images from BM-504 and BM-509. Then I removed the liquid latex with tweezers and painted the upper half of my ring finger and my pink with two coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff. When that was dry, I stamped with Ulta Sun of a Gun and BM-503 to put some starfish on my tiny beach. Finally, after applying a coat of Seche Vite, I topped the beach portion of my nails with my franken texture topcoat, Beached. How perfect, right?!

Materials Used
Kleancolor Pastel Teal
Ulta Jet Lag
OPI Can't Find My Czechbook
OPI My Vampire is Buff
Ulta Sun of a Gun
The Nail Smith Beached
Franken white stamping polish
BM-503, BM-504, BM-509

So what do you think of this beach-tastic mani? I loved wearing this SO much! Please be sure to check out the beautiful creations that the other ladies came up with for this month's link-up! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The starfish are my favorite part!

  2. The stamper marbling technique is so realistic! I need to learn this. And you made you own stamping polish? Cool!

  3. Thanks! Actually my stamping polishes (black and white) are just all the leftovers of various gloopy bottles of polish thrown into one bottle lol

  4. Oh wow! I love this!

  5. Thank you! They were definitely my favorite ^_^

  6. I love this soooo much. I have to try this kind of nail art too!

  7. Thanks! It's seriously so fun and easy, can't wait to see what you come up with!