Happy Friday & almost Easter lovelies! I’m off today with Good Friday & ooooooh do I have so many blog things to do! This has been a crazy week & I’m still trying balance working Full Time & keeping to my blog posting schedule. Thank goodness I’m going at multitasking! Today I’m showing off some pretty purple nails I did forever ago but didn’t have a chance to post yet. 💜 These nails were inspired by a make up bag I saw at Marshall’s.
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Nailtek 2
- Top Coat: Seche Vive
- Essie Go Ginza
- Essie Play Date
- Essie The Girls Are Out
- China Glaze Grape Juice
- Sally Hansen Hard To Get
- Random clear nail polish
- Born Pretty Store Clear Jelly Stamper
- Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L003 (item #17921) — quatrafoil image
I’m digging all these purples together. I thought about creating a sponge mani, but didn’t have any sponges so a dry brush was my next option! I really wanted the colours to blend together, kind of like a gradient. So I used a random bottle of clear polish (literally it has no label & I no idea where it came from) and smeared the brush strokes together by brushing the clear polish over it over & over again. The cheaper & random the clear polish, the better things will blend. You don’t want to use a quick dry top coat because it dries to quickly. The whole point is to smear all the shades together.
It feels like ages since I played with my stamping stuff. This is definitely one of my favourite images from this particular plate. It just makes doing Moroccan/quatrefoil designs just so, so easy (& definitely quicker than nail vinyls!
what do you think of this purple design? What design are you rocking for the weekend? Comment down below! 💅🏻