MANI MONDAY: Pink Gradient Nail Art With Stamping

by - February 18, 2019

Hey guys! February continues with our #CBBxManiMonday theme of pink & red nails. This week I picked up several new polishes that Sinful Colors released and since a few of them worked with this theme (sort of) I decided to take some inspiration from the mani Jayne did last week using new OPI releases in a gradient. Being me, of course, I had to add a little bit of holo top coat and some stamping, but I'm really, really happy with how this mani turned out. 

Keep reading for a closer look and to see how I got this look!

It had been a while since I'd done a gradient and this reminded me just how much I really enjoy them. Because I don't personally like doing a white base with a gradient if I don't have to, I usually start with a base of the lightest shade in my gradient. For this one, I started with one coat of Sinful Colors Spring Fling, which is a reeeeeally pale lavender cream shade. For the gradient, I used Spring Fling as well as Violet Riot, which is a really cool midtoned pinky orchid, and Raisin The Roof, which is a deep burgundy cream shade. It took about four passes with the makeup sponge to get full opacity and a really nice blend. I tend to always follow a gradient with some sort of holographic top coat and this was no exception. I used KBShimmer Prism Break, which is a really fine holo top coat and probably my personal favorite.

I knew I wanted to add stamping and that I wanted it to be fairly graphic in nature. Ultimately, I decided to use this image from the XY-Merry Christmas 02 stamping plate stamped with Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish. I really love how this image really sort of made it look like I'd used more colours in the gradient than I did by really delineating the shades. 

I finished with a coat of Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat and voila!

All Products Used
Sinful Colors Spring Fling
Sinful Colors Violet Riot
Sinful Colors Raisin The Roof
KBShimmer Prism Break
BornPrettyStore White Stamping Polish
XY-Merry Christmas 02 Stamping Plate
Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat

I'm so excited about how this mani turned out. I love that these three shades worked so beautifully together - and that they're equally pigmented enough to create a really beautiful gradient. I feel like Sinful Colors polishes are really underrated and though these three are pretty basic créme shades, they're also just really beautiful.

Don't forget to head over to Cosmetic Proof, See The World In PINK, and Tea & Nail Polish today to check out what they're doing for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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