Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Green Cacti ft. MoYou London Hipster

Hello Readers!

Today's post is my second entry for the monthly Nail Challenge Collaborative challenge. The prompt this month is "green", and though I seriously considered doing a watermelon-themed mani for this week, in the end cacti won out because I still hadn't tried out one of the MoYou London "Hipster" plates that I got for Mother's Day.

I loosely based this mani off of an art print I saw online when I was looking for inspiration:

Print by Anna Deegan. You can see it for sale here.
I really liked the idea of colorful cacti on a neutral background. I didn't exactly use the same colors as the print, but that was the dawn of my inspiration.

For my base color, I used the JLB "Taupe" color, which is a two-to-three coater. I find the JLB polishes at Ross in sets of six for about six dollars a set, making them a $1 polish, so it really isn't bad for that price.

The decal on my ring finger was from this MoYou London "Hipster 16" plate, which was a recent addition to the Hipster collection that I had to have because.... cacti! The texture image stamped in the lilac color on my pointer/pinky fingers is also from this plate. In retrospect, I kind of wish I had also stamped it before placing the decals on my middle/ring fingers.

My large potted cactus comes from the other new MoYou London Hipster plate. Lots of potted options for all your cactus needs on this plate; yet I can't help feeling like I almost don't really need it since I have all the potted cacti images on the other new Hipster plate. Oh well.

To get the green zizags on my pointer/pinky, I used the stair step image from MoYou London's "Holy Shapes 05" plate. I use this plate for color blocking all the time!

Be sure to check out more "green" themed manis from the Nail Challenge Collaborative group in the link-up below!


  1. Love it! I've been meaning to do cactus nail forever, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I especially love the double-stamped index & pinky fingers!

    1. Thank you! I feel like there's been a lot of cactus nail art circulating lately, so that always gets me in the mood to try something out!

  2. I'm such a fan of cactus and leaf nail art right now and love this design! It's gorgeous.
    Vicky x

    1. Thank you so much! Cacti are so much fun! I've actually done a couple more cactus looks that I will be posting soon... apparently I'm kind of into it right now too! 😆

  3. Amazing cactus and these zig zags - applause!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like them.