Gelish Hello Pretty Gradient Nails with Uber Chic Stamping
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.
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? :)