Hey There Polished People!
Do you know that you can participate in the Stamping Saturday fun? Each week when we post our manis, there’s always a link you can follow to easily add your mani (from your blog, Instagram, almost anywhere) to the link up. Also, the members of The Lacquer Ring, myself included, will comment on your mani, and who doesn’t like more comments? 🙂 We have had several people regularly share their manis, and it’s been really fun finding new people to follow and interact with. If you have questions about the link up, you can leave a comment, tweet or email any of us and we’ll be happy to help you get linked up. The more the merrier, right? 🙂
We did gradients earlier in the week, so leading up to this past Thursday’s post I’ve been trying several gradients so as to have a pool to choose from. Since I picked that pretty pastel one for Thursday, I had today’s left over and I realllllllly like it. I hope you do, too!
Lime Accent/That’s Shore Bright Stamped Gradient
How To Get These Nails
- Paint your nails white, I use NUP French White. Top with SV and allow to dry completely.
- While you’re waiting for that to finish up drying, apply your glue/liquid palisade/whatever around your cuticles to minimize clean up.
- When your nails are dry, use a wet but wrung out makeup sponge and Maybelline Lime Accent and ChG That’s Shore Bright to create a gradient on each nail. Work one-at-a-time, removing the glue/etc after each nail.
- When finished, apply a coat of SV and allow to dry thoroughly.
- When this step is done, use Bundle Monster BM 315 to stamp the design on each nail in Konad white.
- Apply your final coat of Seche and clean up your cuticles.
- Show them nails off!! ;)
Even if you’re a beginner at gradients, adding a stamp over a gradient always looks amazing, I think. It hides a multitude of sins and just looks sooo pretty.
I hope you all liked today’s nails! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to use the link to add your nails to the linkup and click the button to see everyone else’s nails! As always, thank you all for reading and polishing and till next time- Happy Polishing!!
Oh my goodness. These are literally perfection!!!
Aww thank you so much!!
I agree with avibrantday, absolute perfection! such pretty colors and I love the design.
You guys are so nice! Thanks! I did love the colors for these. 🙂
I absolutely love the gradient, such amazing colours! Maybe i’ll join your Stamping Saturdays sometime! 🙂
That would be fun! Please do! 🙂 and thank you very much for the compliment.
Wow, that stamping really made these nails. I love the gradient you did. I am going to have to try this out too. Gradients are really easy and I just never think to do them.
Thank you very much! If you do- link it up one of these Saturdays. 🙂
Aaah SO gorgeous
Thanks so much V!!
Quick question, why wet the cosmetic wedge before putting the polish on for the gradient? Thanks 😉
It keeps more of the polish on top of the sponge instead of letting some absorb into it… At least that’s what I think it does. What I know for sure though is that it’s magical. Sooooo much easier to get a smooth transition of color. I had used a dry sponge before, but Cynthia (Of Life and Lacquer) told me, and I quote, “I like it wet. Who doesn’t?” So I tried it and she’s right! So. Much. Better.
Awesome! that actually makes sense! I’m definitely going to do that the next time I do a gradient. So funny about, “I like it wet…” Cynthia is hilarious 😂 Thanks so much for replying! Muah 💋
You’ll have to come back or tweet me or something and let me know if you think it’s as magical as I did! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂
Thanks for throwing me under the bus with that comment I made. hahahaha But really–isn’t it so much easier when you moisten the sponge? I don’t know why it makes such a difference but your explanation makes sense. The biggest thing I noticed is that my sponge didn’t break down and leave sponge bits on my nails which always seems to happen when I go at it dry. It could also be that I used the cheapest sponges on the planet. Anyway, your gradient looks awesome. That pink/turquoise one I did recently is still haunting me but I think I am going to post it anyway.
Did you really say “when I do at it dry”??? Anywayyyyyyyy….. I never had the sponge falling apart problem, and I use dollar tree sponges but I do definitely think it’s magical how much smoother it turns out. I don’t remember if I saw the pink/turquoise gradient. I’m sure it was good.
I love the color combo! That peach area where it overlaps just adds to it.
“When I go at it dry” bahahaha!
Of course the pink/turquoise gradient was good, haha.
Thank you! It makes me want to do a gradient under all my stamped manis…. Except for the time it takes so JUST KIDDING! 😉
Thank you very much!
Lovely! I like the color combo and you’re right– gradients looks beautiful under stamping!
Thanks! And I like how the stamping disguises any little imperfections! 🙂