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Reverse Stamping: 2 Ways to Create Successful and Full-Proof Nail Designs

Posted by Tiana Regan

Reverse stamping is a technique that allows stamped images to have more depth and imagination mixing colors and designs all on one nail. However, how you arrive to the end result depends on which technique suites your preference. You're in luck because we're showing you 2 popular techniques on how to achieve the best reverse stamped design. Technique #1: Using your Stamper Head Instructions (Starts at 7:00) 1. (Using the stamping technique) pick up the design you'd like to paint. 2. Blot polish or polishes you're going to use to color in your design onto your Lotus Mat. 3. Using...

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Community Topic of the Month: Stamp Cuticles Clean with No Cuticle Protector

Posted by Tiana Regan

Sounds like sorcery, but really it's a simple concept. Earlier this month for a Maniology LIVE! video I created this chic olive green and leopard print manicure: In the middle of the manicure, I realized I didn't have Mani Mask or cuticle tape and was stamping in black 😳! Because of my deep cuticles and dry skin, it was a recipe for staining skin (which you can see a little in the picture). However, there is a hack if in a pinch or you don't have either Mani Mask or cuticle tape you can protect your cuticle and skin from...

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NEW! Video Technique of Top Coat Trick to Avoid Smudging

Posted by Devon Nurre

A few months ago Alison T. from the Facebook Maniology Community shared a new topcoat trick we'd never seen before that helps to avoid smudging your creative manicures. After we posted a blog about her discovery we received so much interest and comments from other members. We reached out and asked if she could share a short 28 second video of her awesome nail hack. Thanks again Alison T. for sharing your cool topcoat video, we love it! You’ve saved lots of manicures in our stamping community! Have you tried this anti-smudging technique? Share your experience in the comments below.

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3 Safe Methods for Cleaning Your Stamper Head

Posted by Tiana Regan

Stampers are the life force for any one who stamps! Plain and simple. Stampers are made to withstand continuous pressing and cleaning about 100x over. If cared for and handled properly, stamper heads can last far longer. Because there are a wide range of stampers on the market for the sake of simplicity we'll narrow down this post to discuss the care of silicone stampers. Silicone stampers, which are probably the most commonly made stampers on the market come in a range of soft, squish, marshmellowy or clear. As a general reminder for using any silicone stamper, it is recommended...

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Our #1 Secret to a No Smudge Manicure

Posted by Tiana Regan

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So, you've just spent all your time creating the most beautiful manicure. You've meticulously colored in all the tiny corners of your stamped design and carefully transferred it straight on your nail. You then apply your favorite topcoat that has never failed you before and "what the..."

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