Friday, November 28, 2014

Blue and Brown Stamped Waterfall Nail Art

I didn't have a chance yesterday to share the nails I wore for Thanksgiving (I was rushing to get out the door for dinner), so I thought I'd go ahead and put them up today. Better late than never, right? They're really more of a general wintery look than Thanksgiving, anyway, so hopefully I can be forgiven.

It's been forever since I've done any kind of mix-and-match/skittlette–style manicure—I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoy them! Inspired by the darker blue and brown flecks in my base color, Pahlish Midsummer Skies, this waterfall/stamping combo really captures both the chill & warmth of the season for me.

On top of the Midsummer Skies base, I stamped my thumb and ring finger using OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! and OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys with the MoYou London Festive 04 plate. Then I did the waterfall on my index and middle finger with the following polishes:

  • OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue!
  • OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys
  • FNUG Bandana
  • piCture pOlish Bette
The glittery pinky nail accent is Dance Legend Road to Nowhere.

I probably never would have considered blue and brown for a color scheme for my own nails, but I'm really in love with how this turned out. It's so perfectly wintery! 

I have to be honest, though: the stamping for this one gave me fits. Trying to get the two colors to work right in one stamp and stamp the image straight on my nail was a little too much for my patience levels. The stamping here is still not quite how I want it—kinda crooked, and not centered correctly—but I reached a point where I just couldn't redo it again. Sometimes "almost perfect" has to be good enough!

Thanks for looking, and I hope those who celebrated it had a wonderful holiday!


  1. Love the blue and brown combo! It's something I don't normally go for either but it turned out great.


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