Aqua Gradient With Floral Stamping Using Born Pretty Store BP-56 (52 Week Challenge)
For the first time in a month, I’m actually on time with posting for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I was tempted to do a splatter manicure, but I’ve gone just with the aqua theme and have done an aqua gradient that I’ve stamped with a floral image from Born Pretty Store plate BP-56.
The gradient is made with three Barry M polishes, which are, from lightest to darkest: Sky Blue, Turquoise and Cyan Blue. I don’t think they are as aqua as they could be. For me, aqua is a little more green. In fact, it’s supposed to be half way between green and blue, and all of these, even the Turquoise, lean more blue than green for me.
I stamped using Konad White and Born Pretty Store BP-56. The plate was sent to me for review, but I’ve also bought it as part of the BP-56 to BP-60 set. It’s called a “flower leaf design” on the Born Pretty Store website. Half of the plate is a large image made up of swirls and leaves. Then there’s a couple of individual flowers and a larger floral image, and these smaller three images would all be great for leadlighting.
The plate costs just £1.95, with free delivery, although it works out much cheaper per plate when you buy them as part of a set.
In case you’re wondering, yes, my nails are much shorter than they usually are. They have gradually got longer and longer over the past few months and were getting a little too long for me. The little finger nail also picked up two breaks yesterday, one on each side, exactly opposite each other just where the free edge starts. I had to hastily patch it to save it.
With that nail having such an obvious weak spot, I didn’t want to risk it snapping off totally, and along with being unsure about how long my nails had become, I took the ruthless approach and shortened them quite considerably. I have lots of upcoming posts where I’ve already photographed my nails when they were longer, so there will be a mix of lengths on the blog for a few weeks to come.
- Gradient: Barry M Sky Blue, Barry M Turquoise and Barry M Cyan Blue
- First top coat: Sally hansen Insta-Dri
- Stamping polish: Konad White
- Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-56
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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Born Pretty Store plate BP-56 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.