Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Tropical Neon

Hello Readers!


This month's prompt for the Nail Challenge Collaborative is "neon". I was a little bit stumped at first as to what I wanted to do, but finally I decided to take my inspiration from instagram user Clairestelle8 and layer black stamping over a neon base.








I also thought it would be fun to break out one of my MoYou London Tropical plates because they have some great full nail designs for layering.

I decided to do a technique I haven't played with a whole lot- smoosh manis.


So, to do this I started with a base of white. I just used my go-to white, Sinful Colors "Snow Me White". Next, I put little dots of the 3 neon nail polishes all over my stamper head and smooshed them onto my nail. A barrier of liquid latex really helps when using this technique- it can get a little messy!



Finally, I used an image from the MoYou London "Tropical 17" plate and stamped over everything with black stamping polish. Again, I always like to use liquid latex when working with black stamping polish because it is a pain to clean off your skin!


This was a fun and fairly easy mani to do, and a great way to get a colorful look without spending 5 years filling in 10 full nail decals! Hope you enjoyed it- and be sure to check out the other neon manis in the link-up below!


11 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love seeing neon on others, but feel so uncomfortable wearing it myself...

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    1. Thank you! I guess we all have our favorite shades- that's the fun thing about the nail art community. Even if we wouldn't wear something ourselves, we still get to enjoy seeing it on others!

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  2. Very pretty! I really need to try the smoosh technique. It looks great with stamping over it.

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    1. Thank you! I love smooshing for getting detail when I'm not reverse stamping. It's easier than a lot of other "background" techniques for getting lots of colors back there.

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  3. Love these bright neon shades together and the pattern is pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much! MoYou London comes out with the prettiest stamping patterns!

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  4. I adore this! I fell in love when it popped up on my IG feed. Bold and beautiful, I'd LOVE this on my nails!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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  5. I love smoosh manis! It works really nicely with the stamping here :)

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