Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stamped Green Gradient Manicure

Hi everyone!  It's a beautiful Saturday here in Chicago and I'm inside, typing up a post on my neglected blog.  Work has been taking a huge toll on my hands, I should post a picture of how they look after I get done polishing a million little bits of metal lol  It's so hard to get them clean!  And then I've had breakage so I'm back down to nubs.  I actually am enjoying them.  My longer length always gets caught on things and I'm constantly stressed over breakage.  So, not having to worry about that makes life a bit easier.  Anyway, on to the manicure!

I've been a stamping fool lately, can't get enough of it!  I picked up the Pueen Cosmetics Encore stamping plates a couple of weeks ago.  The images are beautiful and offer almost endless possibilites for stamping...I love them!  They are currently available on Pueen's Storenvey site and Amazon for $24.99 per four, double-sided plates set. 

I began this manicure with a gradient.  I used Lilypad Lacquer's Apple Spritzer (which I snagged off of Llarowe when they had a huge sale a few weeks ago!) and Army of Me by Black Cat Lacquer (also purchased in the same sale).  It's my first experience with both of these brands and I wasn't disappointed with either!  Apple Spritzer is a delicate light green to gold holographic with a perfect formula.  Army of Me shares the perfect formula but is a deep almost-forest green holographic.  Both of these polishes are still available on Llarowe for $13 and $12, respectively.

After the gradient dried, I stamped over top with Sinful Colors Black on Black using Pueen's Encore plate SE01A.  I couldn't be happier with how this turned out!  The colors, the holo sparkle, the black perfect!  

I hope you all enjoyed this post and thanks for reading!


  1. This is the 1st green gradient I've loved especially with the stamping. Pueen has some great plates! I have their Love Elements set & it's the 1st plates I've ever had successful stamping with! I initially found your blog thru a giveaway, but I stayed because you have very interesting & informative posts & fantastic pictures!!

    1. Thank you so much...that really means a lot to me! I've had a lull in blogging energy lately, due to some personal stuff going on. It makes me so happy to hear that you enjoy my posts :)

  2. This looks fantastic! Awesome job on the stamping.


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