MANI MONDAY: Cool Toned Purple Floral Gradient Nails

by - May 11, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone! I have to admit, I always struggle with a floral themed mani (even though it was actually coincidental floral themed mani's that started this whole #CBBxManiMonday ride two years ago) because it's just not really my jam. That said, I always tend to end up liking what I come up with when I dig into this theme and this week's mani is no exception. I was really, really in the mood to do a gradient this week and because COVID means there were no mother's day celebrations, I went with my mom's favorite colour as a sort of shout out to her. 

Keep reading to take a closer look!

Color Club polishes are the ones I tend to reach for most often when I'm doing gradients because I just feel like they build and blend really beautifully, so for this mani I reached for a light, very blue forward purple shade as well as a richer, almost neon shade. I considered adding a third shade, but it was ultimately pretty unnecessary. I actually did initially apply the gradient to all of my nails, but ultimately removed it on all but my middle two nails because I think it actually makes the design a little bit more impactful.

For the stamping, I wanted to continue the gradient idea, so rather than stamping all in one colour, I used a white and an ashy lavender along with this sort of scribbly floral image. 

I finished with a generous coat of Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat (the best I've found for not smearing the stamping) and voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - Holy Chic!
Color Club - Pucci-Licious
Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish
Clear Jelly Stamper 078 Vintage Lavender Stamping Polish
Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat
Born Pretty Store BP-X44 Stamping Plate
BeautyBigBang Clear Stamper

Like I said, I'm struggling a little bit with the floral theme this month, but I've got some ideas percolating in my head and I feel pretty confident that I'll be able to put together some solid nails. Of course, be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In Pink to check out their takes on the floral theme - I feel like they've got a bit of a better handle on this theme than I do!

Thanks so much for reading!

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