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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Neon Gradient with Stamping


      How is everyone week going so far? I've got a quick post to share with you today. With spring fever hitting me hard this year I wanted something bright and cheery on my tips. I decided to try a neon gradient with a little stamping.  While this didn't turn out exactly like I had hoped I still though it looked pretty cool.


     I started with a white base and sponged on Orly Tropical Pop (yellow) Saturated (purple) Milani Pink Hottie and Fresh Teal. No matter what I did Saturated wanted to photograph blue and after about 100 photos I gave up on getting a color accurate picture. It really is this great intense purple color. While it's a great purple I think it is what went wrong with this manicure. Saturated ended up being too dark for the stamping to show up very well against.


     See what I mean? It shoes up better in pictures than it does in real life and that was a bit disappointing for me. Otherwise I love this manicure. 

     
     For my stamping I used Zoya Black Swan and MoYou Plate 04 from the Kaleidoscope collection. I love this collection from MoYou, and use it the most out of all the image plates that I own. So you will probably see more designs like this in the future.

     And of course I had to share a macro shot with all of you. This is the one nail that turned out pretty much perfect. With even blending on the gradient and a pretty close to centered image. That is a huge accomplishment for me by the way. Image placement is the hardest part about stamping for me. If you have any tips Id love to hear them. 


      What you you think? Are you a fan of wearing neons? Let me know in the comments! That's all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


28 comments :

  1. Love the brightness and I like the stamping! I would let you paint my nails like this! :P

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  2. Fun neon gradient that is. The stamping really ties everything together.

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  3. I totally love the gradient - the stamping is the perfect finish!

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  4. If I ever make my way that far west I will be sure to schedule a stop in to see you. Actually I think it would be awesome to meet you in person! Hope you're feeling better. =)

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  5. Thanks Lisa! This is another look that I have wanted to do for some time and just finally got around to it.

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  6. So fun and bright! I love the stamping too!

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  7. Ahhh this is soooo cooool! I must try it.

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  8. Aaaah, that's such a fun effect! Maybe try stamping with white next time? Might pop even more :).

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  9. Color Me So CrazyMarch 31, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    The neons are super pretty but I do agree they are difficult to photograph because the true color never shows up. I have something similar lined up for next months NCC challenge

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  10. These are so much fun!! I love this (:

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  11. ValiantlyVarnishedMarch 31, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Very pretty! I still struggle with placement too sometimes and I've been stamping for three years!

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  12. The Dalai Lama's NailsMarch 31, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    how beautiful - I love the contrast with the stamping on top!

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  13. I love the look of these multi colored neon manicures with stamping. They are just so fun and bright.

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  14. I thought about white after the fact. I think you're right about it popping more.

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  15. Its so frustrating. I think I've got the hang of it and then the next time its all off again. One of these days Im going to discover the magic secret. =)

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  16. Wow! I adore this combo. And the darkness of the background in some places doesn't bother me a bit.

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  17. Such cool mani. loved the neon base.

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  18. I think this is really beautiful! I think that the contrast is enough with the purple here, it looks great!

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  19. Thank you. The camera picked up the stamping much better than my eyes did. But I do love the idea and 99% of this actual manicure.

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  20. Thank you. Fortunately the camera picked the stamping up better than my eyes did so I could showcase the entire manicure in this post.

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  21. I love the gradient with the stamping, it looks gorgeous. I love wearing neon colors in the summer!

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  22. Thank you. Im starting to become a big fan of neons.

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