Sunday, March 6, 2016

Manicure Monday: Nail Art Using China Glaze Electric Nights Collection and Uber Chic Stamping Plates

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Happy Manicure Monday! I have some nail art for you today! I had created this mani back in the summer, and decided that I wanted to re-create it. Here are the materials that I had to gather, before I began: 


In order to begin this mani, I started with two coats of a plain white creme polish. My white of choice was Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 'Tag, Ur It!' This was released in Summer 2015, and it is one of my favorite whites-- It is opaque in two coats, and it dries quickly! 


After applying two coats of white, I topped it with one coat of quick-dry top coat, and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Then, I did a gradient with three colors from the China Glaze Summer 2015 Electric Nights Collection: Red-y to Rave, Home Sweet House Music, and Daisy Know My Name?. The Electric Nights collection is one of my favorites from China Glaze, and each color is bright, neon, and gorgeous. I only needed two passes of the cosmetic sponge over each nail for my desired opacity for this gradient! After clean up, I sealed and smoothed the gradient with another layer of top coat.


Next, I chose an image from an Uber Chic stamping plate, and stamped it with my favorite double-sided stamper from Bundle Monster. The plate that I chose was plate 1-01; I stamped using black Konad polish. I then sealed in the design with a final layer of glossy top coat. Here is the finished product!


And a macro! 


I absolutely love the contrast between the neons and the black stamping, and am so happy with how these came out! 

So,are you a neon person? Do you like gradients? Let me know below! 

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan

30 comments:

  1. Great mani! China Glaze has the best neons!!

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  2. Cute!! I did a neon gradient this weekend as well. I am craving some brights!

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    1. I love brights any time of the year!

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  3. Very cool! Solid neon nails are a bit much for me, but I LOVE them in nail art like this!

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  4. That gradient is BEYOND perfect! I love the brightness.

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  5. I love gradients and neons and this is a great combination!

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  6. Love this gradient and your stamping over it is whimsical and happy!

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love this image from the plate!

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  7. I also really enjoyed the Electric Nights collection. It was a lot of fun and I so wish I had been able to get a hold of Red-y To Rave. I want it so bad. I really love the look of black stamped over a neon gradient. It's so niffty. :-) Fabulous job. <3

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  8. Love it. This is one of my all time favorite collections!

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    1. Thank you! And same! I think that it's one of the only collections that I've purchased every single color at the same time.

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  9. Oh that gradient is perfect, and the stamping over it is even better!! I love nail art, and as bloggers we don't have a lot of time to incorporate nail art with our posts sometimes. This is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! And I agree with not being able to incorporate nail art sometimes. Another reason why I love YOUR new 3-step tutorials! You kind of inspired this post, to be honest ;)

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  10. Flawless gradient!! Love the whole mani :D

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  11. This is so cute and I have this collection just love hoe bright they are!

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  12. Adorable mani! I'm with you, the contrast is amazing!

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