I know I say this every time I do my nails, but these have to be one of my favourite gradients I’ve ever done. Seriously–just look! It turned out so pretty. I’d never claim to be a gradient expert, but damn if I don’t feel proud of how these turned out! & what does better with a gradient than a little stamping? I don’t think I’ve done any stamping since before the Lil Bubs was born, & I didn’t realize how much I missed it.
For this manicure, I used:
- Base Coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
- Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
- Essie Lounge Lover
- China Glaze Glow With The Flow
- China Glaze Plur-ple
- Essie Butler Please
- Yves Saint Laurent Noir Brilliant
- Born Pretty Store Peel Off Liquid Tape
- Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate (QA66)
- Latex Free Make Up Sponge
Why don’t I stamp more often, seriously? Well mostly because I only have the same few stamping plates. But hopefully I can change that soon because it just makes for sure an intricate manicure. I would never freehand this design (at least not without a lot of crankiness & frustration!)
For my gradient, I started off with a basic sponged gradient & then went back over the gradient dry brushing my colours for a bit of a rustic look. It lead to an interesting blend that I really, really like.
What do you think of this mani? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 💜