Gradiated Foliage Nail Art
I think it's about time I show a little nail art around here, how about you? I know we all like to see swatches of pretty colors but nail art is what really drives me. For today I've gone for a look inspired by my recent camping trip and all the green trees that surrounded us. And will be surrounding us again this weekend as I head out for another adventure. I've gotten my camper all cleaned out since my last post and now I've moved on to packing it up.
I started with a base of Color Club Super Natural from the newly released Halo Hues collection found at Walmart. For my gradient, I used Lemming Lacquer You're Standing on My Neck which was released in the Polish Pick Up 1990's theme from May of this year and Color Club Super Natural.
The original look had Super Natural going all the way to my tips, which looked nice. At the last minute, I sponged a bit of You're Standing on My Neck to the tip of my ring finger as an accent. AS soon as I did that I knew I wanted the rest of my nails that way.
I really like the way Super Natural gives an illuminated effect to the center of the design. It's almost as if the sunlight is reflecting off the center of the leaves.
The stamping I did with Hot the Bottle A Glint of Gold and Creative Shop plate #96. I actually had three other colors picked out to stamp with. Black, White, and Silver. But I quickly put those aside for the gold and I think I made the right choice. The black and white would have been too harsh and the silver too subtle. What do you think, did I make the right color choice for my stamping?
And because I have the need to matte everything these days I had to show you both versions. MY go to matte top coat is currently Matterial Girl from Blush Lacquer. Which I happened to help name. It's my first time naming a polish and I'm still a bit giddy about it!
So which version do you like better, glassy or matte? Have you found the Halo hues collection this year and are you thinking about picking up a few colors? I've got to get back to packing but Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!
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