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Tribal Gradient Stamping with CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt this week is gradient stamping, so I have tribal gradient stamping manicure. It’s a summery, festival kind of look with a hot gradient, stamped with an image from CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (plate 33).

My gradient is inspired by the colours in the Sky logo. I keep seeing it on TV and have long thought it would make a great gradient for nails.

Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements
Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements

I used Nella Milano Peach Schnapps as the base for the gradient. I used to paint a white base, but always ended up with undies peeking out after I had cleaned up. I can’t recall where I read it, but someone else wrote that they used a nude base for gradients, and I’ve done it the past few times and been very impressed.

Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements
Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements

For the gradient itself, I used four colours: Beauty UK Bon Bon (yellow), Barry M Block Orange, Barry M Pomegranate (pink) and Barry M Blue Grape.

It’s stamped with Essence Stamp Me! Black and an image from CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (plate 33), from the Jumbo 6 set.

 

Twinsie Tuesday logo

Please take a look at all the other stamped gradient manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient base: one coat of Nella Milano Peach Schnapps
  • Gradient: Beauty UK Bon Bon, Barry M Block Orange, Barry M Pomegranate and Barry M Blue Grape
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! Black
  • Stamping plate: CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (33)
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Peach Schnapps was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

33DC Day 4: Tribal

I’ve not done tribal nails before, and it’s quite out of my comfort zone because for the most part it seems that most tribal designs warrant some freehand art of some sort or another. And freehand is really not my forte, but I had to go with it for the sake of the challenge.

First of all, I sponged on four different colurs over a base of white. I wasn’t trying to make a gradient at all, but my beige and orange have both mixed a little with the white, resulting in a creamy colour, which I’m not unhappy with, to be fair.

Then I added some dots and freehanded some patterns using my Barry M nail art pens in Black and White.

It’s not my best work, but boy is it better than my Mexican nails (coming up Wednesday, if you fancy a laugh – they are useless and I’m hoping I have time to do them all over again, but if not, they’ll be here for all to see).

Tribal nails 33DC
Tribal nails using Barry M Matt White, Blood Orange and nail art pens in Black and White; Model’s Own Nude Beige; and Essie Orange It’s Obvious

This is the first (published) manicure where I have used Glisten & Glow’s top coat, called HK Girl. I bought some from Rainbow Connection, having read reviews about it some months before. I am so pleased that you can now get it in the UK because it is a superb top coat. It is better than Seche Vite even. The first stage of drying – being dry to a slight touch – isn’t quite as fast as with Seche Vite, but it’s no slower than any other quick dry top coat. But the second stage of drying – being undentable – is faster than with Seche Vite, and it doesn’t leave the polish underneath all squashy and malleable. Oh, and there’s no shrinkage either. I love it and it’s now my favourite top coat. I am so glad I bought 4 bottles, as I think Rainbow Connection will probably run out of this very quickly.

Here’s a reminder of the remaining challenges.

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Matt White
  • Sponged colours:Barry M Blood Orange, Model’s Own Nude Beige, Barry M Matt White and Essie Orange, It’s Obvious
  • Tribal patterns: dots using Barry M Matt White and lines and dots using Barry M nail art pens in Black and White
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

 

Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:

 

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