Retro Dinos: Winstonia Second Generation Plates W216 & W220

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

*This set was sent to me by Winstonia

I have another cool colorful mani today!  Its called Retro Dinos! Rawr! 

For this mani I used Winstona Store new second generation plates, which you can purchase here or on Amazon.  My inspiration was the Tyrannosaurus (T. Rex) on plate W220.  How cool is this dinosaur plate? 

Let's Begin!

What did I use?

1.  Base coat on all nails- Duri Rejuvacote
2.  China Glaze What a Pansy
3.  China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave
4.  China Glaze Sunday Funday
5.  China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener
6.  Winstonia plate W216
7.  Winstonia plate W220
8.  Konad Black Gold
9.  Konad White
10.  Nail Stampers
11. Top Coat- Seche Vite

Steps:  *Pictorial

1.  Apply your favorite Base Coat.
2.  Apply these colors:  Index finger:  China What A Pansy, Middle finger:  China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave, Ring finger:  China Glaze Sunday Funday & Pinky:  China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener.  Then apply a light coat of top coat.

3.  After all nails have dried, begin stamping using Winstonia plate W216 and Konad White.

4.  Now we can began to make our dinosaurs decals using the advance stamping technique.  I will show you the steps and you will have to repeat these steps for each T. Rex.

A.  Stamp your Dino using Winstonia plate W220
& Konad Black.  Let it dry.

B.  Fill in your T. Rex using a dotting tool or detail brush. 
I used a dotting tool and China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener. 
Let it Dry.  Do not remove from the stamper. 

5.  After your first T. Rex has dried you are ready to apply your dino.  The method I use to apply the T. Rex Decal is using a top coat.  Apply your top coat and wait till it gets tacky.  This step is very important!  The top coat cannot be too wet nor too dry.  Just right to make the T. Rex Decal stick to the nail.  This will take practice, but don't give up.  Practice makes perfect.  Here are the steps:

A.  Apply Top Coat.  Wait till it gets tacky.  Remember it
can't be too wet nor too dry.  It might take you a few tries to get it right. 
You can also practice on a nail tip, before making this mani.

B.  Once top coat is tacky, you will roll on your T. Rex Decal. 
Be careful! Do not press too hard.  Gently roll side to side. 
Carefully watching to make sure the image is sticking on the nail.

C.  Very gently roll side to side. 
 Don't worry it some part of the Dino isn't sticking,
just roll back gently till it sticks.

D.  See how it is sticking on the nail?  Awesome, right?

E.  Don't worry if any part of the T. Rex is lifted or if you
 get wrinkles on the nail, you can fix it by pressing
lightly with your finger to smooth it out. 

F.  There you go! 
I gently applied light pressure using my finger
to fix anything that was lifted or wrinkled.

6.  Finally you apply your favorite top coat.  The top coat adds shine and helps smooth out everything! 

7.  Repeat steps 4-5 for each nail and you will have a colorful Retro Dino Mani:

I hope you guys enjoy!  If you try out this manicure please tag me, link back to my blog or give me credit.  Thank you!

Happy Stamping!



  1. OMG!
    I love this so much. I need to recreate it ;)

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you love them! Of course, you are welcome to recreate it! I would love to see it! I know it will be fantastic! I wish I had steady hands so I wouldn't had colored out the lines. :)

  2. This made my brain explode from happiness! Amazing!

  3. I would love to recreate it too, but I don't think I would be able to make it look so amazing! :-)

    1. Thank you! Of course you can just tag me or link to my blog :) so I can se it! :)

  4. Wau!
    Thaks for this tutorial, its so good and you really explained the steps very well. You have a new reader.
    I have to try this with another plate :)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I am really happy you enjoyed my post! Thanks!

  5. Gorgeous! I need that plate!

    1. Thank you! Yes you sure do need this plate! :)

  6. This is so cute and I want to try my hand at the design. Now I must purchase those plates!!

  7. Great design! I also really love your pictorials they are very helpful! :)

    1. Your welcome! So glad you like my pictorial! :) Thank you!

  8. I have also seen people add a layer of top coat over the decal on the stamper, let it dry and peel it off, then place it on the nail. Have you tried it that way? If you use a fast dry top coat, I'm thinking that the "right" time to apply the decal to the nail is even more tricky?

    1. Hi, yes you can do it that way too! I have a pictorial on my blog too: The right time can be when the nail is very dry to the touch, almost dried I should say. Try it, you might be surprise and do it on the first try! :) This is a more faster technique. :) Let me know how it goes! :)

  9. That's one of the most beautiful and funny manicurs I've ever see. I love it. Honestly, this one and the manicure you made in yellow, green and orange with W204 plate made me order this set yesterday ;)
    They are already on their way :) Can't wait to get them.

  10. Hi.
    Here is my version of your manicure:
    Hope you like it :)

  11. Mind. Blown. Thank you for this awesome tutorial!!

  12. Wow this is awesome! Looks so cool (: