NAIL ART: Rich Blue Starry Night Skies Nails

by - January 11, 2023


I have to admit, this is one of those mani's that just sort of happened on the fly. I didn't actually go in with a plan, I just sat down at my nail desk and randomly picked a stamping image and sort of went from there, making decisions on the final look as I went, and I'm honestly... sort of madly in love with what came out of it. It's actually a really, really simple design that I think would be perfect for stamping beginners, but it also has enough interest and impact that it gets me excited as well. 

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When it came to the color story for this mani, it 100% came from the stamping image that I chose. When I picked this stars image, immediately I knew I wanted a deep blue base paired with silver stamping. I actually don't do a lot of silver stamping generally, but it just felt like the right fit for this design. For the base, I ended up going with a really deep classic navy blue but once I had applied it, it felt like it needed a little something. I ended up grabbing for a blue to violet iridescent flakie topper and I think it added just the right amount of texture and depth to that base polish.

For the stamping, I was initially going to apply the full image to all of my nails and just alternate the direction of placement, but ultimately at the last minute I decided to do something a little bit different. On my first and ring fingers, I did apply the full image and I did alternate the direction of placement. For my pinkie and thumb, I removed about half of the image at a diagonal and applied that partial image to the tip of my nails. And finally, for my ring finger I chose the largest star in the image along with three stars surrounding it and applied that towards the tip of my nail. 

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a generous layer of glossy top coat for shine and volume. And voila!

All Products Used
Pueen - 601 Silver Dust*
Pueen 100 Stamping Plate*
Pueen Chunky Soft Transparent Stamper*
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*
BioSculpture - Blue Mushroom*
Starrily - Patronus
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Sweet & Sour Lacquer Gloss Sauce Top Coat

* = PR Sample

I think that one of the lessons I keep learning when it comes to nail art - and honestly, just any sort of creative endeavor, really, which is what I tend to think of nail art as - is that sometimes you have to trust in simplicity. I am definitely someone who tends to default to asking myself if I have done enough and I think sometimes that is what leads me to doing too much. Simplicity really is sometimes the best option.

If you're interested in trying out any of the Pueen products I used for this mani, they definitely have my stamp of approval and I'm pretty sure they're all available from Amazon!

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