April 18, 2014

Easter Eggs: Pastel Gradient Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! Happy Friday everyone! I woke up this morning with the urge to make my nails look like Easter Eggs. Maybe because I don't have children and can't really justify coloring real eggs all by my grown up self. So anyway, I pulled out all of my Easter stamping plates and a few bottles of pastel polish and came up with this nail art design.

Provisions:
Basecoat & Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II, Seche Vite & Essie Matte About You
Base colors: Julep Nicolette on gradient nails, Julep Jessica, Anne & Carrie
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas (12) Cream
Stamping plates: MoYou London Festive 13 & 14
Embellishments: Lighter Color Fluorescent Studs from Born Pretty Store
I don't know about you, but I tend to get a little messy doing a gradient so I created it first by sponging on Jessica, Carrie and Anne over a coat of Nicolette. Then I painted the remainder of my nails with the same polish colors and gave everything a healthy coat of Seche Vite.  After I finished stamping I topped off with a coat of Matte About You because I've never seen a shiny Easter egg. 

I didn't realize until today that nearly all of the images on the Festive 13 and 14 plates I was using require more precise placement. This is because the designs have lines in them that should be straight or part of the image that should be centered on the nail. It made my manicure a bit more challenging. Fortunately the Mundo de Unas stamping polishes come right off with sturdy tape (I keep a roll of packing tape right next to me) without messing up your polish at all. You could certainly turn this into an easy nail art design by using whole nail images that don't require such precision.

So what do you think? I think it came out cute and I plan to wear it for Easter. The MoYou London plates I used performed flawlessly, with every tiny dot and flower stamping perfectly on my nail. That's why I love this brand as much as I do.
I hope you enjoyed this nail art design! Happy Easter to you. See you at the next post. 
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2 comments

  1. And you didn't think you could blog? ;-) A very professional blog indeed.

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Susanne! The Watercolors tutorial was part of my inspiration to try my hand, pun intended, at blogging. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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