NAIL ART: Pink On Pink Abstract Graphic Nails

by - February 21, 2022

Have I mentioned through the course of this month that pink isn't really my thing? As we've been working with the whole Pink & Red theme for February's #CBBxManiMondays I've definitely struggle with the pink of it all. And, if we're being honest, also the red. It's not really that I don't like them, I just don't really know what to do with them and when it comes to pink I generally think it looks kind of bad on me. So how did I combat that uncertainty about pink this week? I went with pink on pink on pink with a little splash of red. All pink (pretty much) all the time!

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When it came to choosing the colors for this mani, I actually chose my stamping polishes first and worked from there since I knew those were going to be the star. I started with a really bold, cool toned nearly neon fuscia, a rich berry red, and then a light pink that leans a little bit peachy - especially against the cooler tones of pink in this mani. Once I had chosen those colors, I had to decide on a base. Ultimatley I ended up going with this very pale sort of mauve-y pink that I though served a good balance between really showing up as a pink shade but also light enough for the stamping to really show up.

For this mani, I started with two coats of OPI's Seven Wonders Of OPI to all of my nails as my base.

For the stamping, I decided to grab for my Uberchic Uber Mini Texture-licious 4 Stamping Plate and just... sort of play with different images until I figured out what I wanted. That's the fun of a plate like that that's full of these sort of random graphic images, you can just play around until you get a look you like and it'll always be a little bit different. For this mani, I ended up going with a larger dot image, two different parallel lines images, a large swirm, and a smaller sort of scribbly dots image. As I tend to do, I made sure to alternate stamping colors and placement so that each nail had its own unique look and just sort of stamped until each nail was full.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I cleaned up and then sealed everything in with a nail art top coat. I actually went back and forth on the finish I wanted for this mani, but ultimately I went with a quick dry glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
OPI - Seven Wonders Of OPI
Whats Up Nails - Bargain-Villea
Whats Up Nails - Box Of Whine
KADS - 010 Light Pink
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
Uberchic Mini Texture-Licious 04
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper

So like.. Even though pink really isn't my thing and this mani is firmly in the category of pink overload, I'm actually really thrilled with how it came out. I love how it fills the nails and feels cohesive even though each nail is sort of a lot. Anyway, in closing, if you're unsure about a color just... go hard on it until you like it? Is that good advice? I don't know!

Don't forget to check out Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK today to check out their Pink & Red themed #CBBxManiMonday nails!

Thanks for reading!

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