This design is for the “Mottomonat” that I found on the blog Jahreszeitenhaus. I really like Cyw’s idea of sharing themed manicures every month. Everybody can participate, so that is why I thought I give it a try. This month’s theme is “Birds and Feathers” and since I have a pack of feather decals from BornprettyStore in my drawer, I thought now was the time to try them out.
First of all I painted all my nails white with Wet’n Wild “White French Crème”.
Then I applied a layer of Essie “Good to go” on my thumb, middle and ring finger to speed up the drying process before I started sponging on a gradient. For that I used three colors from P2’s Satin Supreme Collection: “020 sweet elegance”, “040 stay polite!”, “050 royal residence”. I was surprised what a smooth gradient I could create with these. To blend the colors together and to add a little sparkle, I used a coat of Astor “NailArtist Glitter”.
I stamped the stripes and owl design from MoYou Pro04 on ring finger and thin stripes from Cheeky CH05 with white Konad Special Polish on the other two gradient nails.
For my index and pinky finger I used some feather decals.
I finished with a coat of Essence “Better Than Gel Nails”.
To tie everything together a little bit better, I think next time I would use black stamping polish. But I was afraid that black would overpower the soft gradient. What do you think?