NAIL ART: Soft Graphic Abstract Nails ft. Cadillacquer Mystic Fog

by - October 02, 2020

When I sat down to put together nail art featuring the polishes from the new Exclusive Cadillacquer Duo*, I really wanted to create designs that would reference the names and inspiration behind each of the polishes - but how does one interpret Mystic Fog in nail art form? I actually thought about that for a while before it hit me and I have to say... I'm kind of in love with what I ended up with for this mani. This base polish is just stunning and really evokes the intention, I think, and I wanted to play to that rather than against it but not be too on the nose, you know? So this look ended up being sort of an abstract interpretation, but I think it gets there. 

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To start, I applied two coats of Cadillacquer's Mystic Fog* to my nails. Because this polish does dry down with some visible texture from the larger glitters in the formula, I followed with a generous coat of quick dry top coat to give a really smooth base for my stamping. 

Choosing the images for my stamping was very much rooted in that name, Mystic Fog, so I started by applying this swirling image from the WhatsUpNails B059 Thirsty Texture Stamping Plate to all of my nails using a soft grey stamping polish, flipping it upside down for my ring finger for just a little bit of subtle difference. Initially my plan was to stick with just that, but I felt like it needed something else. I had just gotten the Nicole Diary 164 Stamping Plate and I felt like the sort of swirling line designs from the plate had the feeling of runes, which really fit the mystic idea to me, so I decided to apply images to each of my nails using white stamping polish. 

Satisfied with that, I applied a coat of water based top coat to seal in my stamping and followed with another coat of glossy top coat to add shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Cadillacquer - Mystic Fog* 
Clear Jelly Stamper Stamping Polish - Stone Cold
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - Pure
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
QUO Flash Dry Top Coat
WhatsUpNails B059 Thirsty Texture Stamping Plate
Nicole Diary 164 Stamping Plate
WhatsUpNails Magnified Clear Stamper

I don't generally go so literal with my inspiration for a mani based on the name of a polish, but I'm really excited about how this one turned out - and ultimately I think "literal" might be a little bit of a stretch since this is an abstract design. I think the idea of "Mystic Fog" was a really interesting one and I think there are so many things you could do with it. I also really like abstract nail art at the moment, which I think is a pretty wide category. Personally, I really want to play in the abstract theme more, because I think there's just so much you can do with it. 

Cadillacquer Mystic Fog*, as I said, is part of a new Exclusive Duo that launches tomorrow - October 3, 2020 @ Noon EST - and it's very, very much one worth checking out. In case you were wondering, it is described as "a light grey polish with medium and small hex glitters and blue/green/gold colour shifting hex glitters." You can check out my full swatches and review of the Duo here. 

If you're interested in picking it up, feel free to use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your order. 

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