NAIL ART: Delicate & Lacy Succulent Nails

by - August 19, 2022

I love nail polish. Like... talk about an obvious statement, but what I mean when I say that is really that I love all of the beautiful formulas and finishes that nail polish makers create and I really, really love to let them guide my own creativity whenever possible to put together nail art designs that do them justice. Now, I don't know if I always exactly succeed in that, but it's generally the goal. Today's nail art design is actually 100% inspired by the base polish that I used and I am honestly kind of obsessed with it. It's ultimately quite a simple mani, but I think there's an interesting intricacy to it that turned out really cool. 

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So this base polish... I've had my eye on Cadillacquer's Cradle Of Echoes since it was released this spring and I'd actually had it in my cart several times since then but I didn't end up ordering it until recently when I put in a big order from - I did purchase this myself, but I am a NailStuff affiliate and you can use my code TRYSH for 10% off your first order. 

Cradle Of Echoes is described as a light mint nail polish with red/gold/green shifting shimmer, flakes and opalescence glitter. It's definitely a bit of a sheer formula, though I do think that could probably build this to full opacity, but I personally really, really like wearing it at two coats, which maintains that really delicate sheerness overall and which is what I did for this mani. Immediately as soon as I had this polish in my hands, I wanted it on my nails and I was inspired to create a succulent mani with it.

As I said, the color story in this mani was really dictated by the base polish and I knew immediately that I would be grabbing for a sort of turquoise stamping polish, but what really solidified this idea was that really peachy golden glow that comes through and inspired me to also add some peach stamping as well. I went with the Whats Up Nails B060 Deserted Succulent stamping plate because it had this full cover image with and open end as well as single succulent images that matched the style of the larger image and paired beautifully. On the outer nails, I first applied the large image in the peach polish before adding 1 or 2 of the single succulents in the turquoise polish at the corners. For the middle two nails, I basically did the opposite. I started by applying a single succulent image in peach at opposite corners and then I applied the full image in turquoise, leaving a bit of that peach stamping showing.

Once I was happy with the design, I sealed it in with a nail art top coat before finishing with a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat - and voila!

All Products Used
Cadillacquer - Cradle Of Echoes**
KADS - C03 Pale Pink
KADS - 039 Blue Green
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Sweet & Sour Lacquer Gloss Sauce Top Coat
Whats Up Nails B060 Deserted Succulent Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper

** = Purchased from & available at Use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your first order.

I think what I love most about this design is this gorgeous base polish showing through the laciness of the stamping images. I think that because it's ultimately a pretty low contrast design, there's a delicacy to the overall look that is really what I was looking for to pair with this polish. Honestly, I continue to just be completely in love with everything I've tried from Cadillacquer and this polish might be my new favorite.

If you're interested in checking out this polish or just Cadillacquer over all, be sure to head over to and use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your first order! 

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