NAIL ART: Periwinkle Abstract Dry Brush Nail Art

by - January 10, 2022

For our January #CBBxManiMonday theme this year, we went with Blue & Purple which was inspired by the Pantone 2022 Color Of The Year - Very Peri. Periwinkle is such an interesting color because it does sit really perfectly between a blue and a purple and I actually found, as I was going through my collection, that I didn't have many shades that I really felt like fit into the Periwinkle category, but then as I had a bit of a lightbulb moment and the design for today's mani came together really, really quickly in my head and then on my nails.

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The polish that jumped into my head lightbulb style when I was thinking about periwinkle polish is Cirque Colors' Cool Blast. Described as a "light blue-lilac jelly with dazzling iridescent flakes", this is actually listed as a Periwinke Blue on the Cirque website, so I feel pretty good about the idea. I absolutely adore this polish and I really think that those iridescent flakes, which in a lot of lights come through really, really pink, really push this even further into the periwinkle color family. It's also just... stunning. I love this polish, and really all of the Cirque jelly polishes with iridescent flakes that I've tried, so I highly recommend it if you're looking for a periwinkle indie polish to celebrate the color of the year this year.

For this mani, I applied two coats of Cool Blast to all of my nails and let them dry down.

I knew that I wanted to use this stamping plate from KADS that features a lot of images that sort of start to disintegrate into dots, but I wanted to add some contrast and interest first before going in with my stamping, so I decided to add some really soft, subtle corner drybrushing to each of my nails. I alternated the placement of the drybrushing to opposite corners of the nail using a white stamping polish, which I think worked beautifully. Next I went in with my stamping in black. I knew that I wanted to have a different stamped image on each nail and I really, really wanted to use the stag image for my accent nail, so I kept it sort of simple using different leafy images for the rest of my nails. I also played with the placement of the stamping so that each nail was distinctly different, as I tend to do.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat before finishing with a generous layer of glossy top coat. And voila!

All Products Used
Cirque Colors - Cool Blast
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Top Coat
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
KADS Fashion 081 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

I have to say, I just completely love this polish so much and having reached for it again it's making me want to do a bit of a Cirque shopping spree and get my hands on more of their jelly flakie polishes... they're just so gorgeous! Like I said, if you're looking for a periwinkle indie polish, I definitely think that Cool Blast is one worth checking out.

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World in PINK today to check out more blue 7 purple themed nails for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

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