MANI MONDAY: Pastel Floral Easter Nails

by - April 22, 2019

I have to admit that my plan for this week's Easter themed #CBBxManiMonday didn't go entirely as planned because of... you know, Easter. Holiday weekends can get a little crazy, but I also got sick on Friday and literally spent the whole day in bed, so all of the baking I had planned on doing that day got pushed and blah blah blah... It was a busy weekend and when I sat down to do my nails, I had little time or energy. I did actually try to hand paint some pretty cute bunny nails and they turned out pretty good, but my impatience got the better of me and I topcoated too soon and smeared the design all over my nails. So. I went back to basics and kept it cute and springy with these Pastel Floral Easter Nails.

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My plan all along was to alternate a soft lavender and a buttery pastel yellow for my base, so I did keep that plan at the end of the day. I alternated between Pure Ice Sweet Serenity and Crayola + Sally Hansen Canary for the bases. These are a super springy pairing, in my opinion and both polishes are pretty dreamy to work with.

For the stamping, I wanted to use a daisy pattern and keep it sort of delicate, so I reached for my BM-XL05 Stamping Plate and chose this really sort of ornate daisy pattern. Since I don't own a rich purple stamping polish, I used Color Club Disco Dress. As you can see, the pick up with this polish was a little bit spotty, but it transferred with good opacity. I wanted to add some bright pops to the nail so I decided on dots at the center of each flower as well as a few scattered in open spaces. For the dots, I used China Glaze That's Shore Bright, Color Club Beach Please, and Color Club East Austin - all of which are neon and pack a good punch (especially in person.)

To finish, I applied a coat of Sinful Colors Matte Top Coat (which is so far the only matte top coat I've tried that doesn't smear my stamping) and voila!

All Products Used
Unt Ready For Take Off Peel Off Base Coat
Pure Ice - Sweet Serenity
Crayola + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Canary
Color Club - Disco Dress
China Glaze - That's Shore Bright
Color Club - Beach Please
Color Club - East Austin
Sinful Colors Matte Top Coat
BM-XL05 Stamping Plate Clear Stamper & Scraper*

Admittedly, I'm a little bit bummed that my original plan didn't work out, but overall I think this mani turned out pretty cute and very springy. 

Don't forget to head over to Cosmetic Proof, See The World in PINK, and Tea & Nail Polish to check out what the girls did with this week's Easter Theme for #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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