NAIL ART: Speckled Pastel Easter Eggs Skittle Mani

by - April 06, 2022

As usual, I am an absolute fiend for a theme, so now that we're within spitting distance of Easter it's time to bust out the pastels and the bunnies and the Easter eggs to dive right in. Pretty much every year I do some kind of pastel Easter Egg Skittle Mani and, of course, this year wasn't going to be any different - especially when the new Whats Up Nails B074 Stamping Plate* has the absolute perfect speckled image for it! 

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When I was choosing the colors for this mani I, of course, had to lean into some old favorites. My favorite pastels in my collection - and by far my most used Spring polishes - are from Color Club, so of course those were the ones I was going to go for. I decided I wanted to do a sort of rainbow gradient style skittle so I grabbed a peach, a warm pink, a sort of orchid pinky purple, a periwinkle with a strong purple undertone, and finally a sort of robin's egg blue. I applied two coats of each of these créme shades to my nails. 

At sort of the last second, I decided I wanted to add some texture and interest to the base so I grabbed one of my favorite toppers, one that is a combination of fine holo and larger iridescent flakes. Because this topper is pretty old (I think it was released in 2015...) and has yellowed some, it ended up pulling all of the shades just a bit warmer overall. I don't mind it and I still like how it turned out, but my pinkie definitely ended up looking more green than the base polish actually is.

For the stamping, I actually originally planned on going with a brown to sort of mimic Cadbury Mini Eggs, but since the color palette I chose leaned so cool (even after the topper) I decided to keep it more neutral with a charcoal grey instead. I don't actually have a charcoal grey stamping polish at the moment - the available options on the market are few and far - so I ended up using a traditional polish that I've had luck with in the past and it ended up picking up really, really well. Honestly, the Whats Up Nails plates always have really, really solid pick up, which is a HUGE part of why I love them so much. As usual, I alternated the direction of my placement so that I could add some visual interest to the overall mani as I applied the speckled image to all of my nails.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat - and voila!

All Products Used
Color Club - Meet Me At The Rink (Pinkie)
Color Club - Holy Chic! (Ring)
Color Club - Diggin' The Dancing Queen (Middle)
Color Club - Totally Worth It (Pointer)
Color Club - First Class Sass (Thumb, not pictured)
Glam Polish - Anuenue
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Grease Lightning
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitiess QDTC
Whats Up Nails B074 A Flower A Day Stamping Plate*
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

I feel like you can never go wrong with a skittle of gorgeous créme polishes and some pretty straightforward nail art - like this speckled image - and a pastel skittle is great for general spring designs and specific Easter designs alike. If you don't have a spectrum of pastel shades in your collection, I do definitely recommend the ones from Color Club. They're great on their own and they also work beautifully in lots of different nail art techniques like gradients, smooshes, and even water marbles. Also, if you haven't checked out the Whats Up Nails B074 A Flower A Day Stamping Plate* yet, I highly recommend. It's got so many great spring images that I'm having a ball playing with. 

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