Whats Up Nails Nail Art Challenge | Reverse Stamping

Hey everyone! I’m back with another entry for the Whats Up Nails Nail Art Challenge.

The second prompt was reverse stamping, which is the technique I use the most for my nail art. Reverse stamping is when you pick up a design from a stamping plate with a stamper, and before transferring it to your nails, you first colour in the design with other nail polishes directly on the stamper head. After allowing that to dry, you can then transfer the design onto your nails! I have found that this is the best way to get professional-looking nail art.

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Today we announce the second technique of the Nail Art Challenge that we are running the whole month of May where you could win a $100 Gift Card! The challenge for the next 4 days is Reverse Stamping! The idea of this type of stamping is transferring an image from plate to stamper, then coloring it, leaving it to dry and then transferring to the nail. You can open your creativity here and create real masterpieces. Add your own choices for colors or keep it simple with one and say more with less! Subscribe to our Facebook group WhatsUpNailsFanGroup to learn tips about this technique. Swipe left to see amazing reverse stamping designs by talented nail artists @nail_muse, @olga_krykova, @mdollasnails, @kate_cuticle, @mari_girl2203, @burbalkaa and @nailart.by.nici All May, every 4 days we will have a new Nail Art technique for you to attempt and then post your creations for a chance to win. We are going to have 2 Grand Prize Winners, each will receive a $100 Gift Card to spend on WhatsUpNails.com (link in bio). One winner will be selected from each of the of the following entry methods: 1) in our Facebook group WhatsUpNailsFanGroup, upload your photo to technique album in group 2) on Instagram, upload your photo on your Instagram page with tags @whatsupnails and #whatsupnailschallenge Enter your designs into each entry method for more chances to win! You do not have to post your nail photos for each technique if you are intimidated but this is a challenge! Try to challenge yourself to see if you can do all of them even if it is a technique, you’re a little uncomfortable with. Each post counts as an entry so the more nail art designs you do the more chances you will have to win. Make sure in each entry you use at least one product from one of the brands we carry on WhatsUpNails.com! The nail art challenge is international and for everybody! Please don't tag your old designs, we're looking for what you create today in the month of May! The last day of our challenge is May 31st and we will announce the winners on June 1st, 2020. #nails #nailart #naildesign #nailchallenge #stamping #stampingnails #stampingnailart #nailstamping #stampingplate #stampingplates

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This is the perfect opportunity to continue on with another Spring mani, this time featuring florals.







  1. For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
  2. First, I painted all of my nails but my ring finger a robin’s egg blue. Starling from ILNP is especially special because it has blue metallic specks in it. I painted my remaining nail a sheer peach with gold flakes (Cirque Colors Pink Lemonade).
  3. For my thumb, pointer and pinky fingers I used a variety of small floral designs from the Maniology MXM025 Stamping Plate using a white stamping polish (Maniology Bam! White). After picking up the designs with the  Whats Up Nails Jumbo Clear Stamper I filled them in with a variety of pink polishes (Fingerpaints Pink Imagination, KL Polish Gum Would Be Perfection and China Glaze Moment in the Sunset) using the UberChic Beauty Detail Nail Art Brush. After letting the designs dry and applying the Maniology Sticky Base Coat to my nails, I transferred the designs one by one around the perimeter of each nail.
  4. For the middle finger I picked up a similar linear floral design and filled it in with the same polishes listed above, with the addition of a green for the leaves (ILNP Dew Drop). Following the same steps above I transferred it to my nail.
  5. Lastly, the design for the ring finger was found on the Maniology MXM026 Stamping Plate. Again, I filled in the design with all the same polishes mentioned above and transferred it to my nail.
  6. I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology No Smudge Nail Polish Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)), followed by my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).

Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!

sign off 2019

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