How To: Screen-Printing Inspired Wedding Nails

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Manicurist Tabby Casto is popping by today to share this super fun, summer bridal nail tutorial with you. She’s used a neutral base colour, but you could totally funk it up by using brighter colours to fit your wedding colour scheme. Over to you Tabby…

“For this tutorial I felt that keeping things simple was best with an accent nail on the ring finger. I enlisted the help of uber cool nail brand MoYou London who make stamping plates for just about everything you can imagine! These work similar to screen printing in that a design is etched into a little template which is then transferred and stamped onto the nails. I felt the Flower Power plates would work well for a bridal nail as they are pretty, yet subtle.

I’d recommend practising with these a few times before the actual day so you really get to grips with how to use the stamps.

Supplies Needed

♥ Nail polish remover ♥ Nail file ♥ Cuticle pusher ♥ Cotton pads ♥ Barry M Super Mani 7-in-1 Nail Care ♥ Barry M ‘Plumpy’ top coatMoYou Clear Stamp & Scraper ♥ MoYou Flower Power Collection 03 plate ♥ Coconut oil ♥ Your choice of coloured nail polish ♥ White nail polish ♥ Cuticle oil

Method

Step one: Clean your nails with nail polish remover to get rid of any old polish and oil on the nails. Then shape and file into your desired shape.

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Step two: Gently push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher and a little bit of coconut oil.

Step three: Remove any excess oil and then apply a strengthening base coat such as Barry M’s Super Mani 7 in 1 followed by two coats of your coloured nail polish. Make sure you allow both coats to completely dry in between.

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Step four: Take your MoYou Flower Power Plate 03 and apply white nail polish on your template. Then, use the MoYou Scraper to scrape the nail polish over the etched design.

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Step five: Quickly push the MoYou Kalaidescope Clear Stamper over the image to pick it up, place it on your nail and push down to transfer it (genius)!

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Step six: Wait for a couple of minutes to allow the nail polish to completely dry then apply a shiny long wearing topcoat. If you wanted this to last a really long time, you could do this tutorial using gel nail polish and UV light to seal each stage instead.

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Step seven: Apply your cuticle oil and you’re done!

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