Hey everyone! Spring is in full force here and I’m ready to celebrate it. I recently spread some wildflower seeds in my garden and little seedlings have now appeared, which is what inspired this mani. The seedlings I’m seeing now, and the future flowers they will become! It is also Earth Day, so what better way to celebrate?
- For this manicure, I started by applying my favourite base coat, Orly Bonder, to all of my nails.
- For my base shades I painted my thumb, pointer and pinky fingers a mint green with metallic green flecks (ILNP Dew Drop), my middle finger a holographic green jelly (Cirque Colors Peridot) and my ring finger a light yellow metallic (China Glaze Lighthouse).
- For the little seedling on each mint green nail I reverse stamped using the Maniology MXM025 Stamping Plate with a white stamping polish (Maniology Bam! White Stamping Polish) and my favourite stamper (What’s Up Nails Jumbo Clear Stamper). I then filled in the open parts of the design with the same holographic green polish that I used as one of my bases with the UberChic Beauty Detail Nail Art Brush. Before applying the dried designs I applied the Maniology Sticky Base Coat to help the transfer.
- The remaining designs were from the What’s Up Nails B005 Nature’s Beauty Garden Stamping Plate. For the leaves design I directly stamped with white stamping polish onto the holographic green nail. For the flower design, I reverse stamped with the same plate and filled it in with the original light yellow metallic and a deeper yellow holographic jelly (Cirque Colors Citrine). I applied the dried design onto the yellow metallic nail, also with the help of the sticky base coat. For both nails I used the Edge Perfection Easy Peel Nail Polish Barrier to make clean up easier.
- I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology No Smudge Nail Polish Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)), followed by my regular glossy top coat (Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat).
Have you planted anything in your garden yet?
Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!