MANI MONDAY: Fresh Spring Floral Gradient Nails

by - June 03, 2019

Hey guys! For the month of June, our #CBBxManiMonday theme is Brights... and I feel like I'm really, really going to have fun with it. Of course, I'm sort of bleeding the May and June themes into each other because I have some floral stamping in today's look, but it really just had to be done. I actually tried something else before I did this mani and it didn't come out as bright as I was intended - but it's actually really pretty so I'm going to share it over on @pblnails and if you're interested in seeing all of my nail art you should definitely follow me there!

But for now, keep reading for a closer look at this Fresh Spring Floral Gradient mani and to find out how I got it!

To start, I applied one coat of Color Club East Austin, which is a gorgeous neon peach shade, and let it dry completely. Next, I used a makeup sponge to apply a gradient of East Austin, Wicker Park (a bleached out neon blue based pink), and Pucci-Licious (a dusty cool toned purple) for a kind of sunset type of look. As I almost always do with a gradient, I wanted to add a topper for a little bit of interest and a smooth blend so I reached for Glam Polish Anuenue, which has flakies and holos and gorgeousness, oh my!

For the stamping, I really wanted to use black because I feel like the crispness of black always seems to pop over a gradient of bright tones, so I reached for my favorite Maniology Straight Up Black Stamping Polish. I wanted to use sort of abstract floral images, so I actually reached for two different stamping plates that have images that play really well together for this mani. First, for my first and pinkie fingers, I used the Maniology (formerly Bundle Monster) + paulinaspassions BM-XL216 Stamping Plate and for my two middle fingers, I used the Born Pretty Store Floral BP-X44 Stamping Plate

And of course, I finished with a generously floated coat of Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat and voila!

All Products Used
Color Club Nail Lacquer in East Austin
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Wicker Park
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Pucci-Licious
Glam Polish Artisan Nail Lacquer in Anuenue
Maniology Stamping Polish in Straight Up Black
Maniology (Bundle Monster) BM-XL216 Stamping Plate
Born Pretty Store Floral BP-X44 Stamping Plate
Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat

I had honestly forgotten just how much I love a gradient... and I feel like it's going to end up being a bit of a thing this month since bright shades work so beautifully as gradients and really play beautifully together. 

Don't forget to check out Cosmetic Proof, See The World In PINK and Tea & Nail Polish today for their takes on the Bright theme for #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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