Thursday, June 16, 2016

NOTD: Tropical sunset (Zoya Sunsets collection + UberChic Beauty 9-01)

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Hello!

From the moment I saw the polishes in the Zoya Sunsets collection (see my full review here) I knew I had to do some sort of gradient with them. I decided to go with the name, and try to do a tropical sunset sort of look. I also didn't want to do the typical thing with the gradient on all of the nails, so I decided to go for a skittle.


To accent the sunset, I wanted to add some tropical flowers so I went with one of the hibiscus images from UberChic Beauty 9-01:




I did a gradient with Zoya Liv, Brynn, Dixie and Cam on three fingers. I used Liv only for one of the remaining nails, and on the nail with the decal, I used Brynn. I made hibiscus flower decal using Ness, Dixie, and Cam (I stamped the image itself with Messy Mansion Carbon). Here's how it came out:


Tahiti sunset manicure with Zoya Sunsets polishes + UberChic Beauty 9-01
Tahiti sunset manicure with Zoya Sunsets polishes + UberChic Beauty 9-01

Tahiti sunset manicure with Zoya Sunsets polishes + UberChic Beauty 9-01
Tahiti sunset manicure with Zoya Sunsets polishes + UberChic Beauty 9-01


What do you think? I like it okay, but I feel like I overblended the gradient on the index and pinkie, I wish it was a little more spread out like on the thumb. I also feel like it needs something--maybe a glitter topper on one of the nails, or a coat of fairy dust over the whole thing. Still, it's pretty and I enjoyed wearing it!


Happy stamping,
M.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful combination! Perfect gradient and flawless stamping...I am in such awe!!

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    1. You're too kind...but maybe I'm just seeing the flaws on this one...grrr. ;-)

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  2. The floral nail looks so pretty!

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  3. Another amazing hibiscus flower mani from you!! (and these colours.. ♥)
    Ah, don't worry about how the gradient is not all even; I see it as different stages of a sunset. :)

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    1. Yes! Yes! That's what I'll say I was trying to do! lol. ;-) I do tend to like hibiscus flowers, I think I'm trying to vicariously re-live my vacation to Hawaii. Which was over 10 years ago now...OMG...sigh...

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  4. Beautiful gradient and I love the decal!

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  5. This is a beautiful mani! I love these colours and the stamping image so much!

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  6. You are killin' me with that gorgeous nail art. Wowza! Beautiful work, hon. <3

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  7. This is indeed pretty. You might be thinking something else regarding blending but honestly this is also super cool way to do gradient :)

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  8. I love this. The gradient just makes it!

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  9. Your gradient is absolutely stunning! I love this!

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  10. This is the perfect summer mani!

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  11. So cute! I have this plate too and cannot wait to do some art with it.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. Perfect gradient and love your stamped accent nail. I think at times we are too self critical. I know I am xx

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