Anyway, the prompt for #40greatnailartideas was floral but it co-incided with Sunset for #clairestelle8may so I did used the sunset as a base for the floral.
I started with Barry M Coconut Infusion Flamingo, possibly my least favourite in the set of 9 polishes but I actually like it more than I expected so this has been a good purchase!
Then I did the gradient thing with Leighton Denny Brick Road, Barry M Flamingo and Maybelline Noite de Gal. The gradient went quite well I think and it was a shame I didn't get to stamp a more sunset like scene over it but I was so tight for time last week, I had to be a bit economical.
Then I used Born Pretty BPL-029 and Essence Stampy 002 to stamp the flowers - the contrast got lost a bit over the darker part of the gradient bit I did like the end mani.
Finally, I was tempted to try a new plate I had been sent for review (blogged here) so I added a second layer of stamping with Born Pretty BPl-030 and Colour Alike Sweetheart. These spring pastel polishes from Colour Alike are lovely and stamp so nicely!
I had chosen quite a bold pattern from this plate but I did like it, it stamped well and it would probably have stayed on all weekend if I hadn't felt the need to do green and black stripes for my son's football final!
|Barry M Coconut Infusion Flamingo|
|Maybelline Noite de Gal, Barry M Coconut Infusion Flamingo|
and Leighton Denny Brick Road
|Born Pretty BPL-029 and Essence Stampy 002|
|Born Pretty BPL-030 and Colour Alike Sweetheart|