Free Falling: Nail At Design with Pahlish

Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5

Hi there! I have my last Fall nail art design for you today before I switch gears to BCA and, of course, Halloween. My inspiration came from a new-to-me indie polish brand, and I also had the opportunity to use several new-to-me products during the creation.

In yesterday’s edition of The Swatch Watch I shared a luscious caramel brown polish with gold and copper flakies. It is a very unique polish in my opinion and a clear standout from the other brown polishes I purchased this Fall. I just knew I had to use it in a nail art design!
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold
I began with 3 coats of Pahlish Drawing Number One on my index, middle and pinky fingers. I was lucky enough to find the perfect accent polish in my Pahlish stash! Pahlish Fields of Gold was an A Box, Indied Exclusive in March 2015. It’s a warm gold metallic with gold and bronze flakies and holographic sparkles. I applied 2 coats to my thumb and ring finger and finished all of my nails with HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5
I have been collecting UberChic Beauty stamping plates since the brand launched. I have all of the sets and several of the one-off plates, but somehow this is my first time using them and their debut on my blog. I had several different leaf designs to chose from, but settled on 2 from the 5-02 plate. First I stamped the very detailed, single leaf design on my thumb and ring finger using Mundo de Unas Cafe.
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5

I’ve mentioned in my Stamping 101 posts that sometimes you need to use a different stamper and/or scraper to get the best results with various plates. And that was the case for me with this UberChic plate and a few of their others that I tested. I got the best results using my new MoYou London Transparent, Non-Sticky, XL Marshmallow Stamper in conjunction with a fairly flexible credit card type scraper I received in a Messy Mansion Accessories Kit.

This was a pretty big deviation from my beloved XL Squishy Stamper from eBay in the black holder and my hard plastic pink Konad scraper. Interestingly enough though, the XL Non-Sticky Stamper Set that UberChic sells looks and sounds a lot like the product combination I ended up using.
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5
Next I stamped my index and pinky fingers with a mixed leaf design from the same plate. I used a combination of Mundo de Unas Bronze, Copper and Gold placed strategically on the leaves (as shown in my Multicolor Stamping Technique), but I scraped in a way to allow the colors to blend together some.
Pahlish Drawing Number One, Pahlish Fields of Gold, UberChic Set 5

The finishing touch was adding a Rhinestone Studded Leaf Charm from Born Pretty Store to my middle finger with topcoat. Use my code NAWW10 for 10% off your next full price purchase!

Product Recap photo
Product Recap
Basecoat and Topcoat: Orly Bonder and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Polish: Pahlish Drawing Number One
Accent polish: Pahlish Fields Of Gold
Stamping plate: UberChic 5-02
Stamping polishes: Mundo de Unas Cafe (22), Copper (41), Gold (17) and Bronze (19)
Embellishments: Born Pretty Store Leaf Charm

I hope you enjoyed this Fall nail art design! It took some extra time to find the magic combination of tools to make these plates purr, but I really love the end result. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.
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