NAIL ART: Nearly Neon Grunge Abstract Floral Nails

by - May 23, 2022

I have to admit, I'm a little all over the place with this week's #CBBxManiMonday - I suspect that I might have used up a lot of my ideas for floral nails last month and now I'm sort of struggling so I sort of recreated an old mani I've done something very similar to once before. I also had a bit of a photo issue as my macro lens broke and the replacement won't be here for a few more days, so the photos are a little bit different this week. With all of that being said, I have a gorgeous color story in this week's mani and I'm super excited to share it!

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I couldn't resist picking up Garden Path Lacquer's Good Morning Lollipop 2.0 from April's Polish Pickup because... well, look at it! As soon as I got it in my hands, I couldn't wait to get it onto my nails, but I wasn't really sure how to do it justice. In the end, I decided that since I love these sort of rich turquoise tones paired with bright yellows and cool toned bright pinks that was the color story I was going to go with - which is actually what inspired me to do this version of this particular mani. Obsessed!

To start, I applied two coats of Good Morning Lollipop to all of my nails and let it dry down.

One plate that I personally think is a must have in any collection is Whats Up Nails A020 Floralize Your Texture. With a combination of small texture and botanical images, it is a great plate for building a lot of different layered designs. I decided for this mani that I was going to keep it simple. I started by choosing two of the sort of swipey images - one more of a dry brush while the other is almost like a drip or a splatter. I decided to alternate the placement, applying the dry brush image in pink followed by the splatter image in yellow. Next, I applied a different floral image to each of my nails in black, keeping to the center of the nail and going with images that fit the nail size best.

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 for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Garden Path Lacquer - Good Morning Lollipop 2.0 (PPU)
Whats Up Nails - Bargain-Villea
Whats Up Nails - Fab Cab
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Cuticula Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat
Whats Up Nails A020 Floralize Your Texture Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

I have to say, I really am happy with how this mani turned out even though it ended up being a little bit more stressful than I might have liked to create it. These colors are hard to stay frustrated in the presence of - though I do very much wish that I had a macro shot of my ring finger because this base polish is stunning in the details. Oh well - soon!

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK for more Floral themed nail art for this week's #CBBxManiMonday. Also, be sure to follow me over at @pblnails for video tutorials on all of my nail art!

Thanks for reading!

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