MANI MONDAY: Coral & Plum Chevron Nails

by - March 25, 2019

As we continue with our Coral theme for the latter half of March (how is this the last Monday of March already???) for #CBBxManiMonday, I feel a little bit like the weather - I'm sort of straddling the brightness of spring and the deep, dark of winter. As I sat and tried to decide on a colour combination to pair the coral, I was initially drawn to bold blues and soft dove greys, but in the end I decided I had to go with plum and I feel like it's a sort of underused pairing. 

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Honestly, I didn't entirely have a plan going into this, but I think it turned out pretty well. I started with a coat of Unt Ready For Take Off Base Coat (as I did, admittedly, with the two mani's I tried to put together before this one that did not work out) and then followed with two coats of O.P.I. Rich & Brazilian, which is a deep shimmery plum shade with really warm toned shimmer through it. Next, I wanted to add a little bit more oomph to the finish of the base, so I went in with a thin coat of F.U.N. Lacquer's Empire, which is a sort of raspberry shade that is just jam packed full of holo goodness. 

For the stamping, I wanted something that was going to feel graphic and not too delicate, so I grabbed my Maniology (formerly Bundle Monster) + elleandish BM-XL201 Stamping Plate. I almost entirely bought this plate because I wanted a chevron stamping image and this is a solidly good one. I used Hit The Bottle Peaches & Scream Stamping Polish and decided to do it across all of my nails. 

I added a decently thick coat of Seche Vive Top Coat to finish and voila!

All Products Used
Unt Ready For Take Off Basecoat
O.P.I. - Rich & Brazilian
F.U.N. Lacquer - Empire
Hit The Bottle - Peaches & Scream
Maniology (Bundle Monster) BM-XL201 Stamping Plate
Seche Vive Top Coat

I really did have every intention of going more springy than this, but I actually feel like this is a good way to use coral in a way that doesn't feel overly summery because it is paired with that really rich plum shade to ground it somehow. Also, I just really, really love a chevron mani - it's super simple when you use this stamping plate but it has a lot of impact. I suspect I might end up reaching for this one again soon with a different colour combination. (Easter eggs, anyone?)

Don't forget to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In Pink to see what the girls did with the Coral theme this week as well for #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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