NAIL ART: Fiery Holo Gradient Dreamcatcher Nails

by - August 13, 2020

One of the first sets of stamping plates that I picked up when I was determined to try out stamping for the first time was the Maniology (then Bundle Monster) Festival Plates set and it's a set that I inevitably end up pulling out every summer because there are just so many great images that I can use to pull together a mani. I actually hadn't chosen what I was going to stamp with when I did the gradient base for this mani using two STUNNING holo polishes that were gifted to me from, but as soon as I had the gradient applied I knew exactly what I needed to reach for.

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I've always loved a gradient, but I've mostly been sticking to créme formulas and matte finishes and when I got the idea in my head to pair two of the Superchic Lacquer holos, I couldn't shake it. Juicy* is an aptly named bold orange holo shade that I've used a few times in nail art in the past. Wake Me Up* is a really bold, rich berry shade that just absolutely sings. I don't know that I ever considered pairing two shades like this, but once I got it in my head I couldn't get it out... which is a good thing because insert heart eyes here. 

I started with Juicy as my base for this because it's definitely the lighter of the two shades and also because it's the one I wanted at the base of the nail. I used a nail sponge to apply my gradient and, honestly, I was pretty amazed at the blend and ease that I got in application using this formula. It's just insanely pigmented and bold, so it works really beautifully. I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Clearly Quick to seal in the gradient and smooth the transition.

For the stamping, like I said, I knew that I wanted to reach for my Festival plates and I actually looked through all of them before deciding on BM-S301 - which is a dreamcatcher themed plate. The delicacy of the designs applied in black polish really helps to add dimension and pop the base even more than it already was... and it really, really already was. I used a clear stamper to apply two different images from the plate to my nails using Born Pretty Store Black Stamping Polish.

To finish, I applied a generous coat of Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat and voila!

All Products Used
Superchic Lacquer - Juicy*
Superchic Lacquer - Wake Me Up*
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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Clearly Quick
Born Pretty Store Black Stamping Polish
Seche Vive Quick Dry Top Coat
Maniology BM-S301 Stamping Plate (now Maniology Festival XL M107)
BeautyBigBang Clear Stamper

If you want to check out how I did this look in my video tutorial, head over to @pblnails on Instagram - and follow me there for more nail art videos every few days. I'm having so much fun filming my nail art looks and I hope that people might find them helpful when recreating certain looks.

Also, if you're interested in picking up any of the Superchic Lacquer holo polishes (and seriously, they are probably the best I've ever tried personally) head over to and feel free to use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your order!

Thanks for reading!!

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