Blue & Cranberry Gradient w/ Stamping

I’ve been a little under the weather with a head cold the last few days.  My head is so foggy that I can’t even come up with a creative name for this manicure.  LOL  I started with one coat of Gelish Rendezvous, and then applied a gradient at the base of the nails using Oocha Coocha. I applied a coat of Izzy Wizzy over the whole nail and then used a dry brush to burnish my CND Cerulean Blue Additive into the tacky layer to create a better blue gradient effect.  You can still kind of see some of the glittery shimmer from Oocha Coocha poking out from behind. Blue & Cranberry GradientI thought it might be fun to stamp a design over the gradient, so I added this tribal-ish chevron pattern onto each nail using Messy Mansion plate MM12 and Konad Black polish.  The end result is a little dark and you can’t see as much of the cranberry color.  I almost wish I hadn’t applied the stamp because the gradient alone was so pretty.  What do you think?  Hmm… I also just noticed that this mani uses almost the same color scheme as my last one.  I guess my creative juices just aren’t flowing at the moment… hopefully I’ll feel like myself again very soon. Blue & Cranberry Gradient

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7 Responses

  1. Suzanne says:

    Very cool. Love it before the stamping though. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. beachgal says:

    I also like it before stamping – the stamping hides the pretty gradient – I often put a fusion type topper over deep blues – it’s a pretty look, but I need to try this.

  3. Get well soon!

    I love the gradient :)

  4. tracey says:

    Hi I’m having trouble with the gradient application!!!! Please could you tell me how you do it? I applied the darker pink then applied a lighter tone pink to the ends and it looked horrendous!!!!!

  5. Sonata says:


    Do you know, what does it mean ‘Patent pending’ (on the front of the bottle)? Is it an original Harmony Gelish product?

    Thank you for the answer