Spring Pandas Mani

Hey everyone! Now that we are into the new Lunar New Year and Spring is almost upon (some of) us, I thought it would be a great time to use this new Maniology plate featuring adorable pandas, Panda Pile M247*. I chose most of the designs that also had florals to keep it on theme!

This post contains products received in PR*

  1. For this manicure, I started by applying a peel off base coat (UNT Ready for Takeoff)
  2. For my base I used a robin’s egg blue with purple, pink and white glitters and flakies (Cuticula Bloom).
  3. For all of the reverse stamped panda designs I used the Maniology M247 Panda Pile Stamping Plate* with a black stamping polish (Maniology Straight Up Black) and the Whats Up Nails Jumbo Stamper to pick up the designs.
  4. Each design was then filled in with white (China Glaze White on White), pink (ILNP Gumdrop), purple (Essie Play Date) and a small amount of gold (Cirque Colors 24K Affair) polishes using a thin striping brush from December’s MXM* or a dotting tool.
  5. I let the designs dry 10-20 minutes on the stamper until they were dry to the touch, but not so dry so as to be brittle. I then transferred each design to my nails. When the designs are a bit elastic still they transfer more easily and take the shape of the nail the best. If you are having trouble with design transfer you can use a sticky base coat on top of your base polish and let that dry a couple of minutes before transferring the designs.
  6. I finished off the mani by applying the Apipila Cosmeticos Smudge Free Nail Art Top Coat, followed by a glossy top coat, Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Quick Dry Glossy Top Coat and finally a matte top coat, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Matte Top Coat.

These pandas are sooo adorable! I can’t wait to use more of these designs!

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

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.

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