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Red and Purple Gradient with Stamping: N is for: New

I have a couple of new things for this week’s A2Z series challenge prompt, for N is for new; the red polish and the stamping plate are both new.

The red is Ciaté Kitten Heels. I bought it for £1.50 in an Original Factory Shop that was closing down. It’s a lovely colour, but quite sheer, so needed 3 coats, and even then it still wasn’t opaque. I’ll definitely use it again because I love it, but will wear a coat of red undies next time!

The purple is A England Avalon, which is not new at all. I’ve had it for over two years. I chose it mainly because I wanted a polish with a shimmer, to match that of Kitten Heels.

The gradient is beautiful. Red and purple go together so well because they are analogous on the colour wheel.

I couldn’t leave it there though, because that was only 50% new. So I added some stamping using one of my new Born Pretty Store plates, BP-24. The swirly floral pattern appealed to me because I could use different parts of the image, ensuring that each nail looked slightly different.

Stamped red and purple gradient using Ciaté Kitten Heels, A England Avalon, Born Pretty Store BP-24 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver
Stamped red and purple gradient using Ciaté Kitten Heels, A England Avalon, Born Pretty Store BP-24 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver

While it is unquestionably a beautiful gradient, and a lovely overall look, the longer I wore it, the more my eyes became fixated on only seeing images of little bottoms (as evident on the ring and index nails). Ha!

Stamped red and purple gradient using Ciaté Kitten Heels, A England Avalon, Born Pretty Store BP-24 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver
Stamped red and purple gradient using Ciaté Kitten Heels, A England Avalon, Born Pretty Store BP-24 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient base: 3 coats of Ciaté Kitten Heels
  • Gradient: Ciaté Kitten Heels and A England Avalon
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-24
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

Here are the manicures from the other A2Zers:

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Comments

Tracey
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So pretty 🙂 xx

Vic 'Glowstars'
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I’m shocked that you could post such a rude (yet fabulous!) mani!

Rainbowify Me
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That thing about the little bottoms cracked me up!
But what a beautiful mani!

MO
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Lol!
Such a beautiful mani but now you’ve mentioned it…
It really is stunning and had you not said no way I would have spotted them x

julia
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Hello, I think you did a wonderful job while making this nail art creation!

All the colors match beautiful together 🙂

xx

Alpsnailart
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Looks Beautiful. Such lovely color combo.

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