Pink and Lilac Gradient with Stamped White Roses (52 Week Challenge)
I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge: pink and lilac, and roses, by creating a pink and lilac gradient, which I’ve then stamped some white roses onto.
The gradient is made with two Nella Milano polishes: Pinkifield and Lady Lavender. They worked extremely well for gradienting, because they dried nice and speedily. When I gradient with polishes that dry more slowly, I often find that small pieces of the sponge detach and end up stuck on the nail.
I initially used Mundo de Uñas Fiusha to stamp with, but wasn’t happy with the colours. The fuchsia stood out too much. It was OK with the light pink, but its warm tones didn’t play well with the coolness of the lilac. So, I gently carefully removed the stamping and re-stamped using white instead.
The roses image comes from MoYou London’s Pro XL 10 plate. The roses are in the shape of hearts. I’ve used one of the other roses image on this plate a few times, but never this one before.
- Gradient: Nella Milano Pinkifield and Nella Milano Lady Lavender
- Stamping polish: Konad White
- Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro XL 10
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Pinkifield and Nella Milano Lady Lavender were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.
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Hi, Claire! I’m not usually a fan of pink and purple together, but this mani is lovely and delicate and shows me how these colors can be beautifully combined. And, of course, I have a question: what is your method of removing stamping polish you’ve freshly applied? I keep a piece of Scotch tape handy that I can grab and repetitive dabbing with the tape on the nail (assuming the base color has been topcoated) will usually remove all or enough of the stamping polish I no longer want. Is that your method?
I use a lint roller first, but you have to be quick. It only ever gets off a little bit of it. Then I just use a lint-free wipe with pure acetone and swipe gently and quickly. Usually it does not harm, but sometimes it removes too much and I have to re-do the base all over again.
Thank you for the information, Claire!
wow your nails look so beautiful! I love this manicure, thanks for sharing 🙂
I’d love to have this on my nails <3
This is so soft and lovely!
You should try using the tape method that way if you take off too much you don’t have to do the whole nail over again.