NAIL ART: Rainbow Grunge Abstract Floral Nails

by - May 29, 2023

For this week's #CBBxManiMonday, I sort of ran out of time and had to throw something together at the last minute, so I just sort of decided to try an idea that had been bouncing around in my head for a couple of weeks and hope it worked out. It definitely came together on the fly and I actually quite like the final product, so I'm excited to share!

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Because I've done similar mani's to this one with two color grunge stamping, I decided to go for something a little different on this one and carry a rainbow across the nails in the grunge stamping. Of course, I had to reach for the Whats Up Nails Bloominosity Collection of stamping polishes, which quite easily make a beautiful pastel rainbow. For the base, I knew I wanted something quite sheer, but I didn't want to add color or brightness, so I went with Dove Jelly from Cirque Colors, which is a muted greige sheer that adds just a bit of camouflage to the natural nails. I went in with one coat to all of my nails and let that dry down before moving onto the stamping. 

For the grunge portion of the stamping, I actually used one single image across the nails. I started from the pinkie and moved inwards in rainbow order, carrying the second color from the last nail onto the next to create a sort of gradient vibe. For the abstract floral elements of the design, I decided to apply them in black and place them at the center of the nail both for balance and to camouflage the spot where the two colors meet. Finally, on a bit of a whim at the end, I added a little bit of scattered cheetah spot stamping at the corners just to balance everything out.

Once I was happy with my design, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat and then followed with a matte top coat to bring down the shine, which is my preference with a grunge look. And voila!

All Products Used
Cirque Colors - Dove Jelly
Whats Up Nails - Cherished Blossoms*
Whats Up Nails - Apricot Horizon*
Whats Up Nails - Egg Crashers*
Whats Up Nails - Commit Mint Problems*
Whats Up Nails - Sky Glider*
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Anchor & Heart Sea Glass Matte Top Coat
KADS Nature 072 Stamping Plate*
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper & Scraper*
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard*

* = PR Sample

This style of nail design is one that I've loved for a really long time and I really don't see that changing at any time in the future. It's just so versatile and has become a bit of a no brainer for me, which is a great thing to have in your arsenal.

As always, be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK to check out more floral themed nails for this week's #CBBxManiMonday. And for a video tutorial on this mani - and all of the other nail art I post here on the blog - be sure to follow me on Instagram @pblnails!

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