Tropical Beach Sunset Nails
I started with a yellow base using TruGel Smoke and Mirrors. Then I created a gradient using three colors from the TruGel Ringleader collection… Smoke & Mirrors (yellow), Hoop of Flames (coral), and Freaky Fete (purple). I used the technique that Shannon demonstrates in this video, except I did it horizontally instead of vertically. I started with the yellow and coral, and then did it again near the top with the coral and purple. The result was a little streaky, but it still looked pretty good. I applied one coat of Gelish Vegas Nights over top for some sparkle and then a thin coat of my Gelish TIO.
I stamped the palm trees onto each nail using an image from the Cheeky Jumbo Tropical Holiday plate and Mundo de Unas black stamping polish. The palm tree image on this plate had a hollow trunk so I filled that in with a small brush and the black polish and I also filled in some of the black at the tips with a brush. I also removed the little hollow sun from the image using a Q-Tip and remover. I let the black stamping polish dry for a bit and then finished the mani off with a final coat of TIO.