Gelish Hello Pretty Gradient Nails with Uber Chic Stamping

Stamped Summer gradient with glitter by

This is what I’ve worn on my nails all week and I’m loving them. I used three of the colors from the new Gelish Hello Pretty collection to create a horizontal gradient on my nails and then added some glitter and a stamped design.

The three Gelish colors that I used are Anime-zing Color!, Tokyo a Go Go, and Pop-arazzi Pose. I forgot to take a photo of the gradient before I added the other elements, but it has a bright tropical feel to it. I used Shannon Underwood’s gradient technique, except I painted my nails from side to side instead of vertially using a #6 gel brush dipped into the colors. I didn’t use a base color. I started with a two-color gradient at the base of my nails using Anime-zing and Tokyo, and then did another two color gradient on the tips using Tokyo and Pop-arazzi. Once each nail was fully covered, I cured and repeated with a second coat.

Stamped Summer gradient with glitter by

I applied a bit of glitter to the base of my nails with an Elf eyeshadow brush and UberChic Pink You’re Got My Towel glitter dust. I dabbed it into the tacky layer at the base, and then sprinkled a dusting over the rest of the nail by holding the makeup brush over my nail and tapping it lightly. I applied a layer of gel top coat over the glitter so that I had a smooth surface to stamp on.

I applied Liquid Palisade around each nail to protect my skin from the excess stamping polish, and then stamped once it was dry. The flowing water-like pattern is from UberChic stamping plate 1-03, and the white stamping polish is from Mundo de Unas. After stamping, I applied another layer of gel top coat. I like to use my Ultra Shine top coat over stamped patterns so that I don’t have to wipe the tacky layer and risk messing up the edges of my stamped pattern with alcohol or acetone.

What do you think? :)

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10 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful! Love the colors and knowing this can be done with gels! I really liked the looks of those plates too, just ordered some for myself! :)

  2. This is beautiful and I love that you did the gradient the other way around.

  3. Jess says:

    OMG!!! This is super pretty! I super love the color and design. You really nailed it girl!!!!

  4. Mira says:

    Hi! Gorgeous design you have made! I have a question:) did you removed sticky layer of top coat or you stamped right on dried top coat?

  5. Amy Harville says:

    Andrea, Do you think the Mundo de Unas stamping polishes show up better than the Konads?

  6. Shawna says:

    Did you remove the tacky from the top it off before you used the stamping polish?