NAIL ART | Speckled Sage Spring Flowers Nails

by - March 27, 2023

Ok, it's official - I am ready to transition into spring nails. I usually jump the gun and get into them as soon as March hits and then by the time it's actually spring here where I am I'm basically all spring nails'd out. Does this even make sense? Anyway, when I sat down to do today's mani, my brain was definitely all up in spring ideas, but I also wanted to keep it fairly minimal (for me, anyway.) I actually really, really love how this mani turned out in the end and it definitely has me sort of whipped up to try some similarly thought out designs this spring.

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For the color story, I wanted to keep it really, really simple with the base color and then just black. While I was tempted to add some drybrushing or other techniques to add some interest to the base, instead I ended up going with this speckled polish from Cirque Colors called Paloma. It's described as a dusty sage green with fine black flecks and it's just absolutely gorgeous. I love the speckled formula from Cirque and for some reason I always seem to reach for them in the spring. 

For this mani, I started by applying two coats of Paloma to all of my nails and letting those dry down. Because I knew I wanted to keep my stamping to only my middle two nails, I then went in with one coat of Cirque's Spotted, which is a black speckled topper with specks that are quite a bit larger than the ones in the base polish. I think this really added some visual interest to those nails and brought everything together without making it feel too busy. 

For the stamping, I used this gorgeous line drawn flowers image from the Whats Up Nails B074 A Flower A Day Stamping Plate*. I love, love, love this image and it's one that I actually used for one of my favorite manis that I did last spring, so I wanted to use it again but in a sort of completely different design. For my ring finger, I just went in and applied the whole image over my nail as usual. For my middle finger, I decided that I wanted to just apply a few of the actual flowers, so I chose the ones I wanted from the whole image and I just applied them at opposing corners of the nail for a really minimal but cohesive design.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed it in using a nail art top coat. Finally, I finished with a layer of matte top coat to all of my nails to bring down the shine. And voila!

All Products Used
Cirque Colors - Paloma
Cirque Colors - Spotted
Whats Up Nails - Neither Noir
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Anchor & Heart Sea Glass Matte Top Coat
Whats Up Nails B074 A Flower A Day Stamping Plate*
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper*
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

I'm so happy with how these turned out and I really do think I want to play around with more of this sort of pretty minimal but still kitchen-sinky enough for my tastes in the future. And if that doesn't tell you something about how my brain works, I don't know what will. 

As always, be sure to check out Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK for more Spring/Green themed nail art for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

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