NAIL ART: Swirling Jewel Toned Ombré Stamping Nails

by - March 09, 2021

I really, really want to start doing more nail art challenges because I'm having such a good time with the prompts from the Whats Up Nails March Nail Art Challenge. The second prompt for the month is Ombré Stamping and since that's actually not something I do all that often, I'm having a good time digging down into my stamping polishes to get some really pretty gradients. I'm kind of obsessed with this mani, you guys. Like literally, I keep pausing typing just to look down at it in person....

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Like so many other polish lovers, I've had my eye on Polish Pickup for a while now, but I've always resisted... until last month. Last month I was finally like I'M GOING TO DO IT. And I did. One of the polishes that I picked up is from Alchemy Lacquers, an indie brand that was entirely new to me, and I just absolutely had to have it. Dreamland Sunset is this really beautiful lavender crelly polish packed with shifting flakes, inspired by the maker's trip to Bali. I just... fell completely in love with it and had to have it. For this mani, I wanted a really dense, opaque base so I went with three coats (but I do really love the slightly see through look of two coats.)

The inspiration for this entire mani was actually that I really wanted to use these three stamping polishes that I got a few months ago from H La Cosedora and that I'm pretty sure I haven't actually used in a mani yet. They're all metallic and in these really rich jewel tones that I thought would blend really beautifully together and create a really lovely gradient. I decided to pair them with this sort of swirling image from Whats Up Nails B039 because it seemed like a really good image to pair the ombre stamping with. I slightly changed up each nail by flipping either the order I applied the polish to the image as well as the image itself when I applied to the nail and I think the subtle differences really amp up this mani.

Once I was finished my stamping, I sealed it all in with a water based top coat and then finished with a quick dry glossy top coat for shine and volume and voila!

All Products Used
Alchemy Lacquers - Dreamland Sunset
H La Cosedora - The Red Queen
H La Cosedora - The Night King
H La Cosedora - The Joker
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Quo Flash Dry Top Coat
Whats Up Nails B039 Geometric Trance Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

Obsessed. I'm obsessed. I'm obsessed with this base polish, I'm obsessed with how the gradient turned out using these stamping polish, I'm obsessed with this entire mani as a whole. So thrilled with the final result here. 

Keep an eye out for more manis over the course of this month using the prompts for the Whats Up Nails March Nail Art Challenge!

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