Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HPB presents: Nail art and tutorial with radial gradient and stamping "Tea roses"


Today I'm posting my third nail design with May flowers for HPB and it also counts as stamping entry for 30 day of Colour challenge. This look was inspired by tea-roses which I had for Mother's day and it's my first attempt at radial gradient. I really enjoyed creating this gradient and stamping as it has my favorite colors all together. Even though final look turned out more orange than actual roses, I love it and would not change anything. It was also first time when I used cuticle protector called Crystalline nail veil, which I bought from Color4nails. I was every impressed with this product, it was easy to apply and clean up after gradient and stamping was super easy. It inspired me to create small tutorial on this look (figure 6)., let me know if you are going to try and recreate it.


Figure 1. Nail art "Tea roses".

Figure 2. More images with bottle.

Figure 3. And without.

 Figure 4. Individual nails.

Figure 5. Macro image of stamping.

Figure 6. Tutorial.

Materials and Methods

Nail Polish:
  • Picture polish - Coral reef (radial gradient)
  • Femme fatale - Gossamer dust  (radial gradient)
  • Mudo de Unas - Reddish (stamping)
  • Enchanted polish - Secret sauce (topper, 2 coats)
Stamping plates:
  • Chez Delanay - floral 007
This nail design was inspired by tea roses.



  1. I really dig the subtle radial gradient for the background!!! I'm definitely gonna have to try this technique now... :-D

    1. Good luck and please tag me, I want to see your results :) I'm sure many color combos would work for it.

  2. The radial gradient and stamping image are perfection!! They blend together so seamlessly, I want to totally copy this look! Love the roses btw :)

    1. Thank you, but stamping is not idea, it's not so obvious because colors are close. We should do mani exchange, you post pretty awesome stamping yourself.