Nail art came through for us once more in the form of nail stamping kits. At-home manicures can be done quickly and easily using this set of tools.
Stamping is a new nail art technique that lets you apply intricate patterns and graphics on your nails using a rubber stamper. It sounds complicated, but the application is actually simple and easy, which is why nail stamping kits are selling out fast.
Stamping is done by filling a metal stencil with nail polish, removing the excess with a scraper, transferring the pattern to your polished nail using a rubber or silicone stamper, and then finishing off with a top coat.
Although freehand nail art is a manicurist's dream, nothing beats the seconds-fast fine lines and perfect designs from stamping. If you don't have time to spare, these kits will save you a lot of time but still give you a lot of options.
This kit comes with two templates, a stamper, a mini scraper, two 7-milliliter bottles of nail lacquers, and a printed guide. Line values vary from ultra-thin to thick, made possible by laser engraving stainless steel plates. Each template has eight classic patterns, eight nail graphics, and five to seven artsy words. Designs include stars, hearts, and stripes.
If you need an extra guide, Maniology also released an ebook, "A Beginner's Guide To Nail Stamping As A Creative Hobby," detailing the techniques and methods of nail stamping. The brand says it is best to use stamping polishes instead of regular nail polish to get crisp and strong lines.
A signature Clear Jelly Stamper, scraper, template, and three stamping polishes are included in this kit. If you like succulents and cacti, this kit is perfect for you. Its big template has stencils for pots and plants you can mix and match.
If you want its other kits, kit Two has four polishes and stencils for jungle animals and plants, while kit Three has three polishes and stencils for butterflies and dragonflies.
This stamping kit features a vintage design plate, double-ended rubber stamper, black stamping polish, scraper, and shape card. This kit is for those who love art nouveau and vintage floral style. Combining flowers, vintage elements, and whiplashes with basic shapes will give you an elegant nail design you can wear with your favorite dress.
4. Wildflowers Nail Kit - Gel Stamping ($160)
This one is for gel stamping. The kit has a scrubby brush, silver holographic foil, black and white stamping gel, thick and thin scraping card and stamper, travel bag, gel stamping plate, and a choice between neon pigments or powdered sugar chromes and glitters.
The brand released a video on how to use its kit at home. Since this is a gel-type polish, nail art from this kit will last longer.
5. Pueen Nail Stamp Starter Kit ($10)
Pueen packed a stamping plate, black and white stamping polish, clear stamper, and scraper in its kit. Its stamping plate has 12 patterns, including mermaid scales, hearts, butterflies, webs, and geometric prints -- perfect for every season or occasion. Aside from shopping online, this kit is also available in Walmart.