Saturday, May 21, 2016

Dark and mysterious 💚

Dark and mysterious, with a little bit of sparkles for good measure!

I was inspired by a recent mani I saw Urban Nail Art do, with  a beautiful green gradient. I don't know what it is though, I've noticed a trend with green nail polish and issues with sponging them on 😳
When doing a gradient, I normally start with a base coat of the lightest color. In this case, it was For Audrey by China Glaze. I really had to let this dry, because I've found that when sponging colors over it, it wants to lift off. I then applied OPI Amazon _Amazoff, Orly Hip&Outlandish, Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Kold Kash and finally For Audrey on damp cosmetic sponge. I sponge on 3 coats, for full coverage.  Because it still needed a bit of sparkle, I topped it with Northern Lights holo top coat, by Out the Door. Let it all dry and then put one coat of HK Girl over it.

Ready for stamping. Again I made decals, using MDU Black and UberChic plate 8-02. It was too late at night and dark to see clearly, even with my C Thru stamper. My latex barrier is black, and when working late at night I find it hard to find my cuticles!
I used the UC image upside down for this design, because I just liked it better!

Sadly my camera has an issue with picking up true colors, this mani is actually a dark deep teal at the cuticles. I noticed the same issue recently when trying to take a pic with Orly Hip & Outlandish. Anyway, I hope you like it, and stay tuned for what I have coming tomorrow. So far I have no clue what that is going to be 😄


  1. Very neat and perfect stamping, beautiful final manicure! :-)