I started out with a base of Butter London Bit Faker, which I stole from Arden. It is an excellent, excellent polish. It took me three coats to opacity, and though I dabbled a little to fill in patches with the third coat, it honestly wasn't necessary. I am just obsessive.
Then, to get the Euro prints onto my nails I followed this coin stamping tutorial that I found on YouTube, with a few adjustments. For those of you who don't want to watch the whole tutorial it was pretty simply. I used:
1. Euro coins
2. A stamping kit scraper
3. A stamping kit stamper
4. Essie Good as Gold
I painted Good as Gold on top of the coin, scraped it off with the scraper (it took a few light scrapes to get all the excess polish off) and then transferred to the stamper, just like regular stamping. Then on to my nail it went! I don't know what happened with middle finger up there. Just ignore that I guess.
Overall I thought it looked really cool! The technique was a little messier than normal stamping. Coins aren't really designed to be used in this manner exactly, but it was fun and cool and on theme! Europe is a huge huge place so there were a lot of places to draw inspiration from, and the manicures that came out of this theme were super cool and very diverse. Check out the other manis below the jump!