NAIL ART: Abstract Floral Summer Nails

by - July 15, 2020

One of my all time favorite mani's that I've ever done is one that sort of happened by accident. Last spring, unsure of how to interpret that month's Floral theme for #CBBxManiMonday, I sat down and this mani just sort of happened and I fell completely and totally in love with it. Since then, I've wanted to recreate it, but turn it on its head a little bit, so I finally just went for it with a mani that is completely different from top to tails, but is pretty much the exact same technique. And, of course, I love it!

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I started with two coats of Cirque Colors Cool Blast as my base. This polish is STUNNING. It's a periwinkle blue jelly that's just packed with contrasting irridescent flakes and it's just pretty much dreamy. I'm in love with it. How has it taken me so long to get on board with Cirque? I've been missing out!

Next, I dry brushed pink stamping polish (I chose stamping polish because of the opacity - I wanted to get a strong base) wherever I wanted to place the stamping on each nail. I went with this tropical flower image from the Born Pretty Store BP-L067 Stamping Plate because it felt summery to me and was pretty much exactly the right size for what I was going for. I placed the image in a different spot on each nail, angling and placing it differently so that it doesn't scream that it's the same image every time - but it is!

To finish, I first added three dots of the same white stamping polish to each nail using one of my much loved Dotting Tools* and then waited a bit for those to settle before I went in and finished with a generous coat of Seche Vive Top Coat - and voila!

All Products Used
Cirque Colors - Cool Blast
Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish - Cherry Blossoms
Maniology Stamping Polish - Bam White!
Seche Vive Top Coat
Born Pretty Store BP-L067 Stamping Plate
Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper Dotting Tool* (use code TRYSH for 10% off your order at

Head over to @pblnails on Instagram if you want to check out a video tutorial for how I got this mani. This is one of those designs that you could do with pretty much any colour combinaton and free edge floral stamping design (or water decals, even!) that  you like, so it's a good one to have in the arsenal. 

Honestly, I'm not sure that I recreated the magic I felt with that original mani, but I do love how this turned out and I'm so completely in love with this base polish that there really was no going wrong with this one. If you know of any of my old mani's that you'd like to see me update and recreate, please let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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