Sunday, March 5, 2023

Subtle Damask Stamping with KBShimmer Lightning Strikes

 Press Sample

So I just did two very loud Mardi Gras manicures and then I swatched a nine piece collection with lots of sparkles and shimmers (coming soon!) so I really wanted something that was soft and calming. I didn’t put away KBShimmer Lightning Strikes yet and I really loved this polish. This is her March 2023 Polish Pickup color. It’s so soft and beautiful and so I decided let’s put that on and do some simple stamping. It’s been a while since I’ve stamped so I really wanted something light and pretty.


I went back and forth with even bothering sharing this. It is so subtle that you almost can't see it. But then I figured, since this is a once offered polish, you might want to see it again.


My color choices were inspired by the colors in the polish. There's a shifting blue to purple shimmer and so I blended two cremes to create the look.

  • Blue: Zoya Emerson 
  • Pink-purple: Zoya Cami 
  • Plate: Moyra Stamping Plate 3 ornaments (Not sure if they are still around?)


It’s so subtle that you almost can’t see it; yes, at least I know it’s there and I like looking at it. The blending was subtle too but much more obvious in person.

I wanted to see if matte would make the stamping pop. Not really, but I tried. Like always, I waited a full week to take all the pictures so I have tip wear. I wish I would stop doing that!

I have been a little uninspired with my nails lately. I'm just throwing on colors. I feel like because March doesn't really have a theme or season to me. It's like too cold for florals in my brain, not quite pastel time. I don't know! Time to look at Pinterest!

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  1. Wow what a beautiful manicure. Its soft and so delicate. I am hoping you are referring to a new Kb collection. I'm thinking its almost time for one. 😉 Thanks for sharing 💜

    1. ding ding ding! You bet it's KBShimmer's new collection. It's super fun. Glad you liked this manicure because it's really so subtle!

  2. I can't wait. I look forward to your swatches. Thank you 💜

  3. I love this design. It looks so sparkly and wonderful! <3

    1. Thank you! Such simple stamping but I do love it!


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