Hothouse Summer Floral with Pepper Pot Polish and Stamping

“Summer floral” tells you everything you need to know about how long this has been sitting in the “scheduled” part of my blog, waiting to be published. Sigh. Sometimes I really blow it when it comes to technology.

This nail art was inspired by all the floral looks that I had been seeing around. Since I’m not much of a floral gal, I wanted to see if I could take it for a bright, leafy spin.I’ll admit, it isn’t my most cleanly executed stamping look, but I’ve been practicing, and I think I’m getting better (see: my more recent looks on Instagram). Plus, with the immense popularity of autumn leaves stamping plates this fall, I feel like this look is a bit of a hint of what’s to come for me in terms of experimenting with my nail art. (In fact, I’m wearing a red and yellow leafy look right now as I type this).

For this look, I started off with a base of Pepper Pot Polish “The Slow Fade,” (reviewed here) a nice creamy neutral pink with some darker pink and gold shimmer. The bright pink and green stamping really brought out the color in this polish doing whatever the opposite of “toning it down” is.

Over “The Slow Fade,” I stamped using two special Dance Legend stamping polishes (these had just arrived when I used them here, but now they’ve become my absolute favorite stamping polishes for their brightness and opacity) in pink and green. Using two designs from UberChic’s Collection 6-02 plate and a gradient swipe, a stamped on this hothouse flower (ish?) look. I don’t know what kind of flower it’s supposed to really be. But…it was pink and bright and made me feel very summery at the time.

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