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Colour blocked pink, purple, blue and silver nails

I had seen a lovely manicure on Pinterest using colours similar to this and done as a cloud manicure.

I was going to recreate it exactly, but changed a couple of things. Firstly, the original creator had used Essie Mint Candy Apple. I’ve overdone the mint a bit recently and wanted to try it with a more blue colour, rather than a minty green.

Secondly, I wasn’t sure how good I would be at doing a cloud manicure, so I chickened out and used tape instead.

The colours I used were:

  • Collection 2000 Candy Floss (pink)
  • Models Own Blooboo (blue)
  • Nails Inc Devonshire Row (purple)
  • Barry M Foil Effects Silver (silver)
Colour blocked Collection 2000 Candy Floss Nails Inc Devonshire Row Models Own Blooboo Barry M Foil Effects Silver
Colour blocked nails using: Collection 2000 Candy Floss (pink), Nails Inc Devonshire Row (purple), Models Own Blooboo (blue) and Barry M Foil Effects Silver

I’ve used all these polishes before except for Collection 2000 Candy Floss, which I got in a swap with Cazzy Durcan of Special Girl Nails. It’s quite a nice opaque colour. I’ve used it on top of the silver and it only needed one, thickish coat.

This is the original picture from Pinterest, from Maggiemooie:

All in all, I think I did an OK job. I prefer my colours, but like the clouds better than the straight lines. And her photography skills are far superior too!


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Pink: Collection 2000 Candy Floss
  • Blue: Models Own Blooboo
  • Purple: Nails Inc Devonshire Row
  • Silver: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Inky Whiskers

Me likey! You CAN do a cloud mani, really! Use opaque polishes & let the widest brush of the 2 you used for the clouds dictate how wide the scallops should be. You can do this, Claire! <3

Claire Kerr

I’m such a chicken though! Will look out for a good colour combination and give it a go soon(ish).


Your recreation came out amazing 😀 You should definitely have a go at the good ol’ cloud mani – it’s really simpler than you’re thinking it is **

Claire Kerr

Thank you – there are no excuses really for not trying. I know I would say the same to someone else. So I shall have to try it soon.