I am still on the happy spring colors train - but I wanted to go super abstract with the background and add a fancy argyle pattern on top. This is the mix of all my ideas personified - and I low key like it :)


In case you want this very softly colorful manicure you will need a white base, I used OPI Alpine Snow.

You will also need three pastel shades, I used Essence Upper Green Side, Catrice Vanilla Love and Sinful Colors Mad Matter.

For the stamps, I used BPS Teal polish and the QA24 plate. For the other supplies you will also need some striping tape and a makeup wedge sponge.

This is just a picture of the sequence of the colors I used for this manicure. I applied it all the same, but on different parts of the nail.

Step 1: Apply base color.

Step 2: Apply the striping tape. I choose a radial pattern.

Step 3: Apply the mix of pastels. I added them over only the edge of the nail. Since pastels can be a bit on the sheer side, feel free to apply the gradient multiple times.

Step 4: Remove the striping tape. And apply the gradient on the other nails. I choose to do it only on the pointy edge of my nails.

Step 5: Apply the stamps. I choose to do that over the parts where I added the gradients.

Step 6: Clean up time! And a don't forget a lot of top coat since manicure that require striping tapes tend to be a bit more textured.


There you have it, a cute and fancy pattern. I must admit that the nails look a bit better in person since the different bright colors are a bit more visible than the photos. But still I don't consider this look an all over fail.

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