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Orange and Red Gradient Leopard Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Last Friday’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group theme was three shades of red/orange. My own personal prompt was leopard. The two worked OK together, so I was pleased, and the result is these orange and red gradient leopard nails.

The gradient is made from a pale orange (Revlon Sorbet), a mid orange (Barry M Block Orange) and a red (Barry M Blood Orange). The three colours combine for a really striking gradient. They’d be great as the base of a tropical silhouette manicure … you know, palm trees at sunset sort of thing.

Orange and red gradient leopard nails
Orange and red gradient leopard nails

To create the leopard spots, I used the end of the brush to roughly add some red over the light orange and vice versa. Then I used a dotting tool to add the black outlines.

I didn’t like it shiny, so added a matte top coat, which I much preferred.

Orange and red gradient leopard nails
Orange and red gradient leopard nails

This is the latest I’ve been with my 40 Great Nail Art Ideas manicure. I had a really busy Bank Holiday weekend watching my son play cricket each day. He played for his school, then for his club and then for Surrey District, completing wiping out all my weekend free time!

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient: Revlon Sorbet, Barry M Block Orange and Barry M Blood Orange
  • Leopard spots: Revlon Sorbet, Barry M Blood Orange and W7 Black
  • Top coat: Barry M Matte Top Coat


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Multicoloured Paisley Flow

I’ve called this manicure a multicoloured paisley flow because it uses a stamping plate from Bundle Monster’s most recent collection, the Paisley Flow collection.

Paisley Flow is a collection of ten square, buffet-style plates that carry on from where the Shangri-La collection left off.

It has some brilliant open images, which are great for colouring in as reverse decals. The set currently costs $14.99, or you can buy individual plates for $2.49.

Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes
Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes

I used benecos Oh Lala! as a base, then stamped using BM-S116, which is called Shattered Tranquility.

I stamped with the new Bundle Monster Glass Stamper, a clear stamper with a clear holder. It is absolutely my new favourite clear stamper. I love how well the clear stamper heads seem to pick up and this one is better than the other two that I have. (I have the original Clear Jelly Stamper and a Moyra one). It currently costs $7.99 and comes with a spare head and a scraper too.

Bundle Monster Glass Stamper - image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster
Bundle Monster Glass Stamper – image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster

I filled the image while it was on the stamper with the other benecos polishes I have: Ice Ice, Baby! (pale blue), Peach Sorbet (peach) and French Lavender (dusky purple). I left some gaps for the pink of Oh Lala! to show through.

Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes
Multicoloured Paisley Flow using benecos nail polishes

I didn’t do the best job ever. Admittedly, it looks fab from a distance, but it doesn’t stand up too well to close scrutiny. I didn’t leave it quite long enough to dry and the image is a little warped, especially on my middle finger. I know lots of people leave their reverse stamping decals to dry for a while, then peel them off and place on the nail. My favourite way to do it is to stamp them straight from the stamper, and often I am a little too impatient to get the job done, as I was in this case.

Bundle Monster Paisley Flow stamping plates - image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster
Bundle Monster Paisley Flow stamping plates – image courtesy of and copyright to Bundle Monster

I adore this new collection of plates, and love how the four benecos polishes go together too. I wore this for a little while like this, then mattified it – which looked even better.

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of benecos Oh Lala!
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! Black
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-S116 (Shattered Tranquility)
  • Polishes: benecos Oh Lala!, benecos Ice Ice, Baby!, benecos Peach Sorbet, benecos French Lavender
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.The Bundle Monster and benecos products referred to in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Magenta Waves | Twinsie Tuesday

This week for Twinsie Tuesday we’re doing monochrome. I’ve done a monochrome prompt before, and went with a black and white theme, even though – strictly speaking – monochrome in general just means using one colour, and shades of it. I’ve gone with that meaning this time and have created some tone on tone magenta waves.

The base is OPI Spare Me A French Quarter? A neighbour of mine has a car this exact colour. Frequently when I pass it I declare that I would love a nail polish in that colour. (In fairness, I expect I already have a dupe of this colour somewhere amongst my nearly 1,000 polishes anyway, but haven’t checked to be sure). It was nice to see the car and my nails today and properly realise that my wish has come true.

Magenta waves
Magenta waves

It’s a gorgeous magenta colour, which went on beautifully smoothly.

I stamped over it using Mundo de Uñas Fuchsia (Fiusha 20), which is very slightly lighter in colour. I used an image from hēhē plate Super Hero 011. hēhē makes two sizes of plate: the classic round ones, and this type – hēhē plus –  which are the larger, rectangular plates. I’m really not sure which super hero this plate refers to – does anyone know?

Magenta waves
Magenta waves

I didn’t mean to stamp the image the other way around on the ring finger. It was a complete accident. But it makes for a nice accent nail, eh?!

 

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Please take a look at all the other manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI Spare Me A French Quarter
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Fuchsia (Fiusha 20)
  • Stamping plate: hēhē Super Hero 011
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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hēhē Super Hero 011 stamping palte used for this post was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Ladybird Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Today I have some ladybird nails for the animals theme of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group.

Now, we have insects coming up in July as a prompt, so perhaps I should have saved these for that. But, I’ve left it to the last minute as ever – well, over the last minute; these are several days late now – and so I scanned through my stamping plates to find some animals. I voiced the opinion that I wasn’t sure that insects *are* animals, but my clever clogs son piped up, “Of course they are, Mummy. They come under the Animalia kingdom.” (Guess who’s just done classification of species at school?!)

Ladybird nails
Ladybird nails

That was all I needed and I quickly set about creating my ladybirds (ladybugs for the North Americans amongst you).

I have to confess that I heartily despise these pretty-looking insects. They like to bite me, you see. Never anyone else, and I don’t know that they’re even known for biting, but they bite me!

Ladybird nails
Ladybird nails

But, they do look nice and cute, so they’re an easy choice of something to put on your nails.

The base colours are both Nella Milano nail polishes: The Rubinator (red) and Chantilly Cream (white). I stamped using ÜberChic Beauty 3-03 and Mundo de Uñas Red (9). As I stamped over a white base, I dotted in the black ladybird spots afterwards.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Plain red nails: two coats of Nella Milano The Rubinator
  • White: two coats of Nella Milano Chantilly Cream
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Red (9)
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 3-03
  • Black dots: Nella Milano Raven Wing
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The Nella Milano polishes used for this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Stamped Tulips | Twinsie Tuesday

For the tulips prompt for Twinsie Tuesday this week, I have some stamped tulips.

The base is three coats of SpaRitual Gentle, which is a lovely soft creamy colour and a great base colour for nail art.

I stamped on top of that with MoYou London Pro XL 14. I’ve used this image before, but not on all of my nails. The stamping polish is MoYou London Classic Lipstick. It’s a very apt name for this colour, as it’s a reddish-pink colour – absolutely a classic lipstick colour.

Stamped tulips
Stamped tulips

I tried about five different stampers before I found one that worked. I’m not sure what was causing the problem, but I just couldn’t get a good image. Luckily I have about 16 different types of stamper, so I had plenty to choose from. Ultimately, I used my Fab Ur Nails clear/white one. (I’m not sure how to describe it best – it’s not an opaque white; it’s kind of translucent).

Stamped tulips
Stamped tulips

I didn’t think too much out of the box on this theme, did I?! But in fairness, I’m pretty rubbish at freehand, so stamping was the way to go, and I like this image. I think it would look great stamped in green, with the tulips all coloured in different colours.

 

 

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Please take a look at all the other tulips manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of SpaRitual Gentle
  • Stamping polish: MoYou London Classic Lipstick
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro XL 14
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.