CND Paradise Collection Nail Art: Color Blocking with Stamps

After swatching all of the awesome colors from the CND Shellac Paradise Collection, I had the urge to do some nail art with the colors.  I actually ended up doing two totally different designs in one sitting.  I didn’t like the first one, so I took it off and started over.  This is the one that I ended up with in the end and I was very pleased with the results.

For this mani I started with a base of CND Shellac Bicycle Yellow.  I drew on the orange squares with CND Shellac Electric Orange, and the green squares using CND Shellac Lush Tropics with a dotting tool and cured.  I did the same with the blue squares next using CND Shellac Cerulean Blue.  I applied a thin layer of top coat over the whole nail, cured and wiped off the tacky layer.  I applied two pieces of scotch tape to each nail, covering most of the nail except for the blue square, and then stamped the pattern onto the exposed patches using my BM-404 stamping plate and white Konad polish.  And then I applied one last layer of top coat and cured again.  I love how it turned out!

The design on this stamping plate was created by Anutka from Wacky Laki!  She had several of her designs chosen for the Bundle Monster CYO collection and I love them all. Color Blocking with Stamps using the CND Shellac Paradise Color Blocking with Stamps using the CND Shellac Paradise CollectionI didn’t intend on showing the other design, but I may as well since there’s nothing wrong with it.  I just didn’t like it for reasons that I can’t really explain.  I used all of the colors from the CND Shellac Paradise Collection in this mani and used striping tape as a guide for painting the crisp lines.  What do you think?  Am I crazy for hating it?  I think the colors are just too random for me… I like uniformity!  LOL Stripes & Dots with the CND Shellac Paradise CollectionIf my middle nail looks a little thick in these pictures it’s because I actually broke the tip off and repaired it with two coats of acrygel!  Love the stuff!  Read about the acrygel method here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

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9 Responses

  1. Suzanne Grabow-Center says:

    I like the second one but they are both wild!!!

  2. Sandy says:

    I’m glad you redid the manicure, because the first design, although well-done, was pretty busy. I really love the colour blocking and how it goes with the stamping!

  3. Judi says:

    Love them both. Stealing that patchwork idea for sure. Beautiful work!!

  4. Erika says:

    I love the striped design!

  5. Suzanne says:

    I prefer the first one but the second one is lovely too. I love lots of miss match colors and stripes and dots :-D

  6. Yirabeth says:

    I actually prefer the second one over the first…but BOTH are lovely! Glad you showed both. Also, I love the acrygel method…I use it with my weekly manicure now. Soon, I shall have evenly long nails!

  7. Manisha says:

    Wow this looks great. Loved the idea

  8. FlamingJune says:

    There is nothing really wrong with the 2nd – just not my style. I adore the first (well, actually your second and final) design. It is surprisingly calming and symmetrical for such a bright and busy pattern. I dig it!

  9. Lauren Capser says:

    These came out really nice!