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Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamped Gradient: Tropical: GOT Polish Challenge

For today’s tropical prompt in the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge I immediately thought of the ubiquitous Hawaiian floral print. I checked to see if Hawaii is in the tropics and happily discovered that it is (just). A little more research revealed that the flower that features is a Hawaiian Hibiscus. And after yet more Googling, I discovered that I own some stamping plates with this flower on them. Bingo! A manicure was born.

Once I had the image, I needed a background. I’ve chosen to go with some bright colours in a gradient, and it was a happy accident that I chose two Barry M polishes – Guava and Mango – both of which are named after tropical fruits. They’re not a year old, but eleven months will have to suffice as I don’t have any other suitable colours.

Tropical gradient using Barry M Guava and Mango stamped with a Hawaiian hibiscus flower using BM-318
Tropical gradient using Barry M Guava and Mango stamped with a Hawaiian hibiscus flower using Bundle Monster BM-318

As ever, my camera just cannot cope with orange, regardless of the settings I change, or how I set the white balance. However the lovely vibrant colour you can see in the bottle is how it appears on my nails in the flesh, so you’ll just have to imagine that the bottle colour is on the nails!


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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: gradient of Barry M Mango and Barry M Guava over one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Stamping polish: Konad Special White
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-318
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images above are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.



Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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Those colours are awesome together – especially with the stamping on top!

Manases Andrea

Striking colors and a fantastic stamping pattern, perfect for the theme!