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Blue Gradient with Stamping: June Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re doing gradients. I took the liberty of adding to mine with a bit of stamping though.

The gradient I’ve done is a pale turquoise to mid blue, using Barry M Sugar Apple and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl. These colours look great together in a gradient, but I couldn’t help but think it needed something extra. So I’ve stamped over it using a floral/leaf image from CICI & SISI 03.

I’ve not had the time these past ten days or so to do my nails with anything more than a plain colour, so the time I took out to do these was a real luxury after such a busy time. My son breaks up from school for the summer at the end of this week though, so that gives me back an extra three hours a day that I won’t be ferrying him to and from school, and I fully intend to spend that extra time catching up on my sleep and painting my nails 🙂

Blue gradient with stamping using Barry M Sugar Apple, Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl and CICI & SISI 03
Blue gradient with stamping using Barry M Sugar Apple, Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl and CICI & SISI 03
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient: Barry M Sugar Apple and Rimmel Blue-Eyed Girl
  • Stamping plate: CICI & SISI 03
  • Stamping polish: Konad special white
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Here are the other Polish Party manicures for this month:

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August Art

This is so beautiful! Every time I’ve tried a gradient design it’s always flopped. And the stamping adds an extra beautiful effect 🙂 x x

Claire Kerr

Ah, keep trying. You can only get better. There are also some great tutorials out there if you’re having real problems.

Brethil Ebontree

Stunning! Gorgeous colours together!


This gradient is so pretty! I love the colours and the design you’ve stamped is a nice touch! 🙂


gorgeous gradient. love it, love it, love it!!


Your nails are utterly gorgeous! I happened onto your blog by way of Pinterest and I’m looking forward to skimming through your ideas.

We’ve got a lot in common (“wrong side” of 45, started polishing our nails and it became an obsession….). I’m wondering, since you do a mani every couple of days, what are you using on your nails to keep them moisturized? Since I hit a certain age, I find that my nails chip and peel when they never have before. Appreciate the advice.

Claire Kerr

Hi Gwenne. Thanks very much for your comment. I do a few things to help keep my nails in as good a condition as possible. Although I do suffer with flaky nails, and the corners, especially on my right hand, are rarely intact!

I use cuticle oil about three times a day. I mainly make my own, but I also have shop-bought bottles that I use too. Then I moisturise my hands twice a day, making sure to rub some of it into and around my cuticles. I just use an Aveeno moisturiser.

Keeping my nails polished all the time has helped them to grow and to flake and chip far less. And I usually wear a base coat of clear gel polish, which is harder and helps protect them a bit more.

I avoid getting my nails wet, except for showering and washing my hands. So gloves are a must when cleaning. And I religiously stick to the “treat your nails like jewels not tools” adage.

I find the best thing though is to make sure I’m drinking enough water. I don’t succeed at that very often – it’s a real weakness of mine!