Hey all! Hope you had a great weekend!
Today I have a mani to share that I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone and add some rhinestones too. I cheated a little to make the flower design as I knew I couldn't free hand it completely so I stamped a flower and then did the rhinestones over it. I am pretty happy with the results I got considering that I've only worked with rhinestones less than a handful of times.
The nail color is Metallic 4 Life by OPI, and I stamped with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep InstaDri polish. I stamped with plates from my Red Angel collection. I stamped the flower onto the thumbs (sorry no before pics on that, I forgot!) and then applied 3 green teardrop rhinestones to the leaves, one round stone to the bud, and then a number of the very tiny microbeads to the top of the flower. I finished it off by using a green nail art striper over the stem of the flower.
The only thing that I didn't like about this mani was that stamping over the glitter polish caused the mani to look bumpier than I would normally like. I really liked the look I achieved so I didn't let the grittiness bother me too much!
What do you think of this? Do you like using rhinestones to decorate your manis?