MANI MONDAY | Vampy Holo Gradient Skittle Nail Art

by - November 02, 2020

I have to admit, I think I have a bit of a Halloween hangover when it comes to doing my nails - 12 mani's in one month is a looooot, especially when I also did some swatching for posts that are coming up soon here on the blog, so even sitting down to do my nails at this point is feeling like a little much.  Luckily, our #CBBxManiMonday theme for this month is Whatever November - I think we all need a little bit of freedom to just do whatever we feel like on our nails this month before it's time to get fully back into themed nails. Anyway, I got this idea in my head to pair two of the new Color Club Collections - the Halo Jewels Collection, which I've already reviewed, and the She's So Vamp Collection, which I will be posting a Swatch & Review post for later this week - and I just had to do it. 

Keep reading to check it out!

The idea for this mani actually came about when I just had all of these polishes sitting on my desk and it occurred to me that most of the holos in the Halo Jewels Collection had a pretty solid pairing in the She's So Vamp Collection and it could make for a pretty cool créme to holo gradient mani. I actually considered choosing only one pairing an applying it to all of my nails, but ultimately I just couldn't choose so I went for a jewel-toned rainbow kind of a feel for this skittle mani.

Here are the pairings: 
Rock On + Gloom And Doom
What A Gem + Creep It Real
Under Pressure + Born Wicked
That's Rich + Darker Than My Heart

To do this mani, I started with one coat of the créme shade on each nail - the crémes in the She's So Vamp collection are SUPER pigmented, so they really, really made a great base here. Once those base shades were completely dry, I went in with my gradient. To create the gradient, I applied my two polishes to a makeup sponge, about 1/3 holo and 2/3 créme, and then pounced onto the nail to get a nice blend. I ended up doing three layers just to bump up the intensity of the holo, but I think I probably could have easily gotten away with just two layers of the gradient.

To finish, I applied a generous coat of quick dry glossy top coat and voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - Rock On
Color Club - Gloom And Doom
Color Club - What A Gem
Color Club - Creep It Real
Color Club - Under Pressure
Color Club - Born Wicked
Color Club - That's Rich
Color Club - Darker Than My Heart
Quo Beauty Flash Dry Top Coat
Pueen Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

Both of these collections are super stunning and I highly. highly recommend checking them out. Also, even though I'm more of a maximalist when it comes to my nails generally, I love how this turned out and it makes me definitely want to try more of this style of mani in the future.

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof & See The World In PINK to check out what they've got on their nails this week!

Thanks for reading!

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