I’ve previously completed oceanic nail art with a yellow theme and I ended up doing it again this time. 26 Great Nail Art‘s challenge for this week is yellow and one bold color. This is my second attempt at it because the first one ended up looking all green with no yellow. This actually was my first pick for bold color, but I was reluctant to use it because I recall it staining my nails slightly last time. Bullet dodged by making the background all pale yellow.
I decided to use my first non-knockoff Moyou London stamping plate from the Origami Collection along with one of Born Pretty’s new stamping plates. I wanted a subtle geometric stamping on the background and couldn’t decide between two yellow color. One was too strong and one was too weak. Then I realized I could just gradient them and it would be even more awesome. Nail win. Finally, I semi-cheated on the subject of one bold color because I diluted my bold nail polish with clear to fill in my decals.
- Base Polish:
Jenna Hipp’s “Say Yellow to my Little Friend”
- Stamping Polishes:
Mundo de Unas’ “Mustard” and “Yellow”, Sally Hansen’s Insta-dri “Re-teal Therapy”
- Advanced Stamping Polish:
Sally Hansen’s Insta-dri “Re-teal Therapy” and clear polish
- Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty’s BP-L060 (background patterns), Moyou London’s Origami Collection 05 (origami creatures and bubbles)
Really loved both stamping plates and can’t wait to use them more.
Such a fun mani! I have one of the origami plates but I never seem to get around to using it much. Love the ocean theme you have going on with it here!
Thanks you! 🙂 I love the origami designs, but I think the biggest problem with them is that they have a very specific style and so they won’t match with most other plates. Unless you’re in the mood for something geometric (which is not a style I think either of us do very often), they end up clashing and so we use other things…