MANI MONDAY: Leafy Green Flakie Gradient Earth Month Nails

by - April 29, 2019

Hey guys! I am SUPER sick and this mani is basically the only thing I did this weekend - literally - but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. To end out April, we wanted to use this week's #CBBxManiMonday theme to focus on Earth Month nails, so I reached for a some water based nail polishes from Suncoat and some multichrome flakies and put together this mani!

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I started with one coat of Suncoat Clear Base/Top Coat* to get a smooth base. Next, I went in with two coats of Suncoat Water Based Nail Polish in Urban Chic*. After applying the second coat, I applied my cuticle barrier to let them both dry at the same time. 

Once my cuticle barrier was dry and my base polish was tacky, I applied a gradient of two BeautyBigBang Top Grade Duochrome Flakies with Shade 10, a golden olive shade, at the base and Shade 06, a grassy green, at the tip. I used my Angle Silicone Tool* to apply each shade to a stamper head and blend them together so that I could just press onto the nail and it worked beautifully!

For the leafy stamping, I used Maniology Straight Up Black Stamping Polish and used leaf imagines from the BornPrettyStore BPL-026 Stamping Plate and the BM-XL13 Stamping Plate. I finished with a coat of the Suncoat Clear Base/Top Coat* - which didn't smudge my stamping at all WOO HOO! - and voila!

All Products Used
Suncoat Clear Base/Top Coat*
Suncoat Water Based Nail Polish - Urban Chic*
BeautyBigBang Top Grade Duochrome Flakies - Shade 10
BeautyBigBang Top Grade Duochrome Flakies - Shade 06
Maniology Stamping Polish - Straight Up Black
BornPrettyStore - BPL-026 Stamping Plate
BM-XL13 Stamping Plate Angle Silicone Tool* Clear Stamper*

I'm really, really happy with how these Suncoat products worked with the flakies. Because they're water based, I didn't have to worry at all about harsh solvents dissolving the flakes, so the colour and intensity really remained. Look for more coming up here on the blog about the Suncoat products!

I apologize if this post is a little bit off - as I write this, I'm on some pretty strong cold medicine and my head feels pretty fuzzy. Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof, Tea & Nail Polish, and See The World In PINK to check out what they did with the #CBBxManiMonday Earth Month theme!

Thanks for reading!

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