Weekly Mani: Framed swirls with Swarovski accent nail

Hi dear readers,

Yeah, yeah…it’s another framed mani :D….I love them so much, so you’ll probably be seeing more!


I started with my go-to black, LeChat Black Velvet, using a small art brush to form the frame on the base coat and cured. I then brushed a layer of top coat inside the frame to even the surface, cured and removed the sticky layer. I then stamped  a cool swirl  image from Dashica Big SdP K plate with Konad Black stamping polish, cleaned up the excess stamp off the frame with non-acetone and topped with 2 coats topcoat.



For the accent nail, I chose some SS5 Sand Opal Swarovski crystals. I just laid down a little Gelish Foundation and placed the crystals in the design I wanted, cured and topped with one coat topcoat.


Products used:

Base color: LeChat Black Velvet
Stamping plate: Dashica Big SdP K
Stamping color: Konad Black
Crystals: Swarovski Sand Opal
Top Coat: Kiss Top Gel


7 comments on “Weekly Mani: Framed swirls with Swarovski accent nail

  1. Shelley Keller

    Is there a specific reason that you choose to use the Konad stamping polish instead of the Black Velvet polish that comes in the LeChat perfect match set with the Black Velvet gel?

    1. Kim

      Hi Shelly, I don’t use the regular black because it’s not as opaque as the Konad. I want a really deep black and the the LeChat rnp stamps a lighter black.

  2. Sharon Medran

    I love this look and hope you do more like you said. Never tried this yet I must get busy!!

    1. Savannah Hoover

      I love your YouTube videos, I look FWD to my updates! 😛

      BTW: Have you heard of Gelibility? Awesome concept, what do you think? Could you do a review, I value your opinion, thank you in advance!!

  3. Brenda L.

    Can you tell me the measurements of this particular stamp? I have been looking for stamps for longer nails and sometime struggle to find ones that will fit without stretching the stamp.

    1. Kim

      Most of the Dashica Big SdP images measure 2cm X 1.5cm. I have no problem with the coverage on my long nails.