I’ve gone for the bright and happy prompt for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge and have a stamped pink, orange and red gradient.
The colours are certainly bright and happy, and the stamping image also seemed cheery to me.
I created the gradient with Nella Milano polishes: Blushing Bloom (pink), Chilli Blaze (orange) and The Rubinator (red). They blended nicely, and I realise that my new-ish makeup sponges that I have been using recently are no good. For this manicure, I picked up an older sponge and it worked so much better. Recently the sponges have been disintegrating a little on me, leaving tiny specks of sponge on the nail. I need to remember where I bought my old ones and get some more.
I stamped using Born Pretty Store stamping polish in White and Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L009. This plate is one of the larger, rectangular ones, and has an assortment of full nail abstract and geometric patterns, plus some small, individual tribal patterns. It currently costs $3.99, with free worldwide delivery.
I must work on creating my challenge manicures a bit further in advance, as I’m only just making it each week. We have a whole week to post for this challenge, and from the outset I chose to post on the last day, which doesn’t give much leeway when I’m pushed for time.
- Gradient: Nella Milano Blushing Bloo, Nella Milano Chilli Blaze and Nella Milano The Rubinator
- First top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
- Stamping polish: Born Pretty Store White
- Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-L009
- Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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The Nella Milano polishes and the Born Pretty Store stamping plate were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.