NAIL ART: Orchid & Turquoise Modern Abstract Nails

by - April 23, 2021

The other day I was looking through the Pict You store on Aliexpress, which is where I've picked up several of their plates in recent months, and I fell a little bit in love with the product photo for one of the plates that I already owned. There was just something about the example photo that made me want to try out something similar, so I decided to run with it and do my own variation. Honestly, this is such a solid plate - both in the selection of images as well as the quality of the etching - that it made this mani just super easy and successful. 

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Honestly, if not for the pink and blue pairing in the inspiration photo, I don't think I ever would have thought to pair these orchid purple and turquoise polishes together, but I really feel like they work. Of course, since I wanted to use pastel neon type of shades, I went with Color Club polishes and I just straight up alternated them on my nails in two coats for full opacity. If you're a nail artist and you're looking for go to spring and summer créme polishes that are really versatile, I definitely recommend checking out the Poptastic polishes from Color Club because they're just so good and I reach for them constantly. 

For the stamping, I just sort of winged it, if I'm being honest. I started by going in and applying the sort of spotty splatter image to all of my nails in white stamping polish. Next, I went in with black stamping polish and added the spidery sort of images to each nail first before going in with the floral images. For the middle two nails, I did reverse stamping using the opposite color to add some real interest and for the other fingers, I kept it simple with straight black stamping. Honestly, with this plate there really is so much versatility and variation for what you could do, so I just sort of built until I was happy with the result.

Once I was finished stamping, I sealed in the designs with a layer of water based top coat and then finished with a coat of quick dry glossy top coat for volume and shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - I'm Outta Here
Color Club - Can You Not?
Clear Jelly Stamper - 002 Jenny's Gonna Love This
Maniology Straight Up Black
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Quo Flash Dry Top Coat
Pict You PY-F027 Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
Beauty Big Bang Clear Stamper

Honestly, I didn't have super high hopes for the quality of the Pict You stamping plates when I decided to try them out, but I'm really, really impressed with all of the ones I've tried so far. They definitely have really crisp pick up and some really great images - and apparently I find inspiration in their product photos as well. 

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