Friday, February 17, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Stamping Over Black To Nude Gradient

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today is the last day for the February Digit-al Dozen week using the prompt of black.  I decided to go for actual bare nails!  So risqué!  Ooh la la!  Since I'm not the biggest fan of visible nail line (VNL) I decided to make the bare nail part towards my cuticle.

Now let's get to the details!

Products used:
Drip Drop Nail Paint - Yoga Pants
Heather's Hues - Top That Top Coat, Heart of the Matter
It Girl Nail Art - IG103 Plate (press sample)
Ellagee Polish - Lickity Split Latex Mani Mask (press sample)
Clear Jelly Stamper - stamper, clean up brush (press samples)

I started with a clear base coat.  After it dried I used a make up sponge to create a gradient between Yoga Pants and Top That Top Coat.  After it dried I added Heart of the Matter and stamped over it with Yoga Pants.

I really liked how this ended up.  I believe this is the first time I've done a mani with some bare nail showing!  Thanks for viewing!  Check out the manis below too!

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails


  1. I never would have thought to do a gradient over my naked nail like that but I like it! I like the stamping too. It's like an illusion!

  2. This is so pretty! I love black tip nails!

  3. Wow, this embossed effect is absolutely beautiful! And you make it look so easy!!!!

  4. I LOVE this. It reminds me of damask.

  5. This manicure is really kind of a tease. It's classy and a little naughty seeming at the same time.

  6. This looks phenomenal! I loooove the matte/glossy contrast in this one!

  7. You have kept to theme so well this week! Looks great!

  8. These are gorgeous too! You killed it this week!

    1. Thanks Marisa! It was difficult to stick to black.


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