NAIL ART: Cute Little Layered Mushrooms Nails

by - November 13, 2023

I have to say, when I sat down to do my nails last night for this post, I was lacking in both energy and inspiration until I remembered that I really wanted to use the layered mushrooms image from the Uberchic Sweater Weather stamping plate rather badly. Layered stamping images have always stressed me out a bit, but I've been playing with them a bit more lately and it really is amazing just how quickly they make a really complicated design come together. In the end, this particular mani came together really smoothly and I love the final result. 

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When it came to the color story for this design, I went back and forth on perhaps making it a little bit more whimsical, but in the end I settled on keeping it very classic. For my base polish, I picked this really pretty beige polish that gets a really lovely speckled look from a combination of really fine dark specks and small gold flakes. I felt like this color would make a really good base for the brown and red mushrooms as well as the gold stars.

To start, I applied two coats of my base polish and let those dry down. 

For the actual nail art, I used the same combination of images for all of my nails, but I did play with the number of mushrooms on each nail. I started by applying the stems image towards the tip of the nail using a rich brown stamping polish. Next, I went in with the mushroom caps in a warm red stamping polish. I then added in the spots in a white stamping polish. Finally, I went in with two different star images in gold stamping polish to fill in the bare spots.

Once I was happy with my design, I sealed everything in with a nail art top coat and then finished with a matte top coat for a smooth, flat finish. And voila!

All Products Used
Stella Chroma - Here I Go, Here I Go
Whats Up Nails - You Mocha Me Happy
Whats Up Nails - Go For Gild
Whats Up Nails - Blanc My Mind*
KADS - C13 Permanent Red
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
OPI Matte Top Coat
Uberchic Beauty Sweater Weather Stamping Plate
Uberchic Beauty The Rocker Tall Rectangular Stamper

* = PR Sample

I am definitely going to be spending more time playing around with layered stamping in the future because I just love how quick and easy these more intricate designs come together using them. Definitely keep an eye out for more layered designs in the future!

As always, be sure to check out Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK for more #CBBxManiMonday nails this week! And head over to @pblnails on Instagram to check out video tutorials for all of my nail art!

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