Sunday, May 19, 2013

Laid-Back NEW31DC Day 31 - Recreate Someone Else's Mani (From Earlier In This Challenge)

Well here we are: the last day of the Laid-Back 31DC. It's been fun, but I am ready to be finished. I think I bit off more than I can chew in these past few months. I absolutely loved this challenge, and am so happy that Debbie of The Crumpet created a laid-back version for us. This challenge was one of the hardest for me because I had a terrible time choosing which mani to redo. In the end, I chose this gradient stamping mani from Smashley Sparkles. She did this one for the Merge or Melt day, which was definitely my favorite day of  the challenge. Everyone did so much fantastic nail art for it! Here is my attempt at recreating it!

I did not have these same polishes, so I decided to just use my China Glaze holos for this. I started out with a white shimmer base to help the colors pop. I used Julep Kate, then created a gradient using China Glaze Infra Red, Get Outta My Space, and Sci-Fly By. I don't have the same stamping plate either, so I used the closest thing I had, which is an image from my Large Cheeky plate D. I used Pure Ice Black Rage for the stamping.

Here is my gradient before I added the stamping. Boy, I sure do love a gradient. They are just so pretty!

I think it turned out pretty well. I do love a good gradient with stamping. Be sure to check out what everyone else did!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful both before and after the stamping :)

    1. Thanks! I wish I could have gotten some shots of it in the sun, but sadly, I did not. I LOVE holos in the sun!


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