#31DC2014, Bundle Monster, butter London, freehand, INM, Milani, Nail Art, Pop Beauty, stamping, Urban Outfitters
I can’t wait until tomorrow to post this! I was on a roll today and knocked out two manicures…Have you ever done a manicure and it came out EXACTLY the way you hoped? This manicure was exactly that.
I saw it, I did it, I loved it!
I cannot stop looking at my nails.
This is my second attempt at gradient stamping and I am so thrilled with how they mix in the middle. The blue and white look so cool together! Eep! I’m really digging today’s design! I was inspired by one of my first nail arts (Smile Like You Mean It, linked here) but if I do say so myself, I have gotten better at cleanup and sponge gradients!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
I used 3 coats of Milani Power Periwinkle as my base. I do not know why but it did not reach full opacity until the third coat, even with thicker application.
For the gradient, I used a makeup sponge, (from cuticle to tip) Milani Power Periwinkle, Pop Beauty Pacific Hoot, and Urban Outfitters Blue Velvet.
I sealed the gradient with INM Out the Door top coat. I don’t particularly like this top coat because it smears my nail art but it is perfect for blurring gradients.
I stamped with Milani Peacock (I am running out and can’t find it anywhere…this is one of my favorite blues!!), butter London Cotton Buds and Bundle Monster plate BM-304.
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
Check out the other blue manicures below!
Love, love, love this!
Thank you Kairi!! I was really bummed to take these off!
Aww smiley faces! I was confused by the inlinkz thumbnail, I thought maybe they were weird little Miyazaki creatures. The smileys are cute!
Oh! Now that I look at it, I see what you mean! I wish I could freehand those characters…maybe one day.
Thank you!! This is one of my favorite stamps.