Sunday, January 24, 2016

HPB Presents Gradient of Snowflakes

Greetings and Nailutations,

It is time for another link up with my Hobby Polish Blogger family!  Our theme this month is "Gradient."  A gradient is a transition of color across your nails (vertical, circular, horizontal, diagonal).  My thoughts were with the folks on the East Coast experiencing a blizzard (since I am sitting in 70+ degree weather in Arizona), so I made a gradient with snowflakes stamped over it.

Now let's get to the mani!

Products used:
Drip Drop Nail Paint Tighty Whities (white)
Joha's Love Nail Polish Winter Clouds (grey)
Drip Drop Nail Paint Yoga Pants (black)
Dream Polish Gem Glam Top Coat (fast drying top coat)
Clear Jelly Stamper CJS-03 (snowflake images)
What's Up Nails Creative Nail Stamper (stamper/scraper)
Scented Nail Tape Cuticula (liquid latex)
Girly Bits Cosmetics Polish Matte'rs (matte top coat)

I started with a nude base coat and took a sponge with Tighty Whtities, Winter Clouds and Yoga Pants swatched on the sponge in stripes.  I then lightly dabbed it on my nails repeating adding polish and dabbing until I got the opacity I wanted.  I then added Gem Glam Top Coat to ensure there was no smudging when I stamped.  I used CJS-03 plate with Tighty Whities and my Creative Shop Stamper to add snowflakes.  Then I added Gem Glam Top Coat and over that Polish Matte'rs.

I love snowflakes, so I will leave you with some macro shots of the stamping plate.

Thanks for taking the time to hang out with me!  Be sure to check the other link from my Hobby Polish Blogger family below!

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails


  1. I just love how white snow flakes look on a black background! Beautiful! And thank you for showing that stamping plate!

    1. You are welcome, I am glad you liked the plate macros....I was contemplating leaving them out, but I simply adore snowflakes.

  2. Beautiful manicure and awesome stamping skills! I just did something similar for HPBJanuary, we must be on the same brainwave!

  3. That stamping is flawless, and the gradient, too!

    1. Thank you so much, it had been a while since I did a gradient....need to do them more!

  4. I do love snowflakes! Awesome mani!


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