|Mousseline and Instant Coffee|
|Mousseline as my base, Instant Coffee for the leopard print design|
A couple of the leopard spots got smudgy (one of my little fingers was the worst offender, which is why you don't see it featured here), but I think that is just the nature of stamping. I'm sure that my success rate will go up the more I practice, but so far I have found it difficult to stamp my little finger (the curve of the nail seems too severe to get the stamper to roll across it easily without any smudging), and you have to be really, really careful that you scrape the plate really well and keep the area around the image clean of excess polish before you pick up the pattern; that's been the mistake I've made the most often. Oh well, I am still having so much fun with this! It's really satisfying to think I can do neat designs on my nails quickly, easily, and (usually) accurately. The lamest part is waiting for the base color to dry enough to stamp on without relying on fast-dry top coat!