Monday, July 1, 2013

Monkey See Monkey Do Monday--Nail Craze!!

Hi Everyone!! I'm kicking off neon week with a fabulous MSMD mani.  It rocks, it rolls, and it definitely does not show my 50 years of age at all!  I'm doing neon week along with a few other fab bloggers so I had to pull out all the stops.  I'm sure many of you know I'm not a neon fan and the only reason I have any at all is because my beautiful niece Alex just loves them.

I did some googling searching and recognized Natalie's nails instantly!  I had to try to make it work the best I could as her NC02 plate is one I don't have yet.

Let's take a look at some of the pics shall we???!!!

Here's the gradient all on it's own.  This is a 3 color gradient directly onto the sponge and ooooomg!!  Look what happened---3 colors became 5!
BAZINGA!!!!! This is one bright mani!!
It's not a very smooth gradient however you can see the pink and yellow creating orange as well as the blue and yellow creating green

My gradient is only 3 colors, China Glaze Pink Voltage, Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare and Blue Blaze--these 3 colors make up the 5 you see
I did a topcoat of China Glaze Fairy Dust over it and this is how it looks

And now for the stamping.  As I said I do not have Nail Craze NC02 so I had to wing it.  I chose Cheeky Jumbo 9 the Wild At Heart plate as there is a cloud type image similar to NC02's cloud

Really words aren't necessary are they???
I do love black over neon, it makes them pop even more!

I called on the use of flash to make these neons really stand out!

This is Natalie's original image

You can see her original post HERE.  She's pretty amazing her and image plates are awesome!

So that's my first installment of neon week--I hope I can keep up living up to this greatness LOL!

I have a few fab friends doing neon week as well please stop by and check them out!

                                      Missy of Gnarly Gnails
                                       Emma at Manicurity
                                     Debbie at The Crumpet
                                 Ashley at Smashley Sparkles
                                Kerrie at PishPosh and Polish

Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope you tune in tomorrow for more neon week!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank You Carolina!!!!!! I'm giddy to have to you like something of mine!!!

  2. So pretty!! I can never get my colors to blend like that when I try! I love this and you picked a perfect image!!

  3. This is seriously ONE bright mani! And the stamping literally looks like it's popping off your nails!

    1. Thanks Heather! My niece always thinks stamping over the gradient takes away from it, but I think this adds to it

  4. OMG, I love this! And it looks great with your skin tone! Bang up gradient!

  5. OMG, I love this! And it looks great with your skin tone! Bang up gradient!

  6. I ADORE this! Love love it with the stamped image; so pretty 😊

  7. Wow, I think I might be blind :)

    1. LOL!!! Better watch where you're walking!

  8. Necessary or not, words can't describe the awesomeness of this mani!