Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stitched Gradient Nail Art

Happy November! I can't believe how fast the year is flying by. It's already well into sweater weather where I live, so I decided to embrace the cold temperatures and rock the cozy sweater look on my nails, too.

Now that I've got my stamping mojo sorted out (thanks, Messy Mansion stampers!), manicures like this one have become fun & relaxing for me to do. I never thought I'd see the day!

I started with a base of Zoya Rue, and then after applying OPI Peel-Able Base Coat to my cuticles, I sponged on a gradient of Rue, Zoya Odette, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Trouble Maker. Once that was dry, I stamped on the stitched pattern from MoYou London Fashionista Plate 02 in Zoya Purity.

The polishes I used for this gradient definitely look pink & purple in their bottles, but once I stamped over them, they took on a much more neutral tone. I still really like how this turned out, and I even think it could be some very work-friendly nail art!

Check out that detail! The right tools make all the difference.

Thanks for looking!


  1. It looks gorgeous! Which stamper heads do you like best? I see Messy Mansion sells a lot of different ones ;)

    1. Thank you! :) I like the medium-soft and soft stamper heads best—they're so nice and squishy and they really hug the curve of your nail while stamping.

  2. This is a lovely manicure.... almost as lovely as the one you did for me yesterday!!! I have a whole new appreciation for the technique - which is amazing - now that I have seen it done. Thank you again for my lovely nails!!!


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