Greetings, dear readers! I am still in Hawaii for another day before I head home, and I can't believe I never thought to share the nail art design I created for my trip! The China Glaze Summer Reign Collection showed up at my door shortly before I left town, and a few of the shades were absolutely perfect for my tropical manicure. Check it out!
To create this look, I started off with a white creme so the China Glaze shades would really pop on my nails. I then used Summer Reign (ultra-violet), Sun-Set The Mood (hot coral), and Sultry Solstice (orange neon) to create a colourful gradient reminiscent of the sunset on my nails.
I had purchased a Hawaiian themed stamping plate for Hawaiian inspired images on my nails, but since I'm not naming any brands (today, anyway), I'm just going to go ahead and say the plate sucked and I couldn't get any of my black stamping polishes to pick up the full image no matter what combination of polish, scraper, or stamper I tried. I ended up digging through my limited polish stash and pulled out three different stamping plates and montaged several elements together to create my design. In the end, I used Ever After stamping polish in Black Magic with Bundle Monster stamping plates BM-508 and BM-510 and Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-23. I used my extensive freehand skills (hahahaha) to add a little island silhouette to some of my nails before topping everything with top coat.
I'm really excited about this nail art design, and it was the perfect way to show off some of the new China Glaze Summer Reign shades! It has been a busy, but wonderful, trip, and while part of me is sad to be leaving the beautiful tropics behind, I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed at home and just having my regular day-to-day routine back. Since I do have the Summer Reign Collection waiting for me when I get home, let me know if you'd rather see swatches of each individual shade or more nail art!
What do you think of this nail art design? Is it something you would wear? Do you want me to write a post about my trip? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!