Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mani swap: Green yellow and orange gradient with MdU stamping "Golden lotus"


Something different today - my very first mani swap with awesome Sumeet from Tales of coffee lacquer and beauty. If you follow her blog (and if not, what are you waiting for?) you know that she does outstanding water marbles and gradients. For this swap we decided to do stamping mani, but I new right away that it will be one of her stampings over gradient, because they are so beautiful. It was hard, we do not have too many similar plates and I love so many of her designs. Finally, when I saw this gorgeous green to orange gradient I could not resist, even though my lotus and leaves are pretty different. But this color combo is divine, it glows on my nails. I love everything about this mani, thank you Summet for this opportunity to swap with you.


Figure 1. Nail art "Golden lotus".

Figure 2. More images with bottle.

Figure 3. And without.

 Figure 4. Individual nails.

Figure 5. Macro images of stamping.

Materials and Methods

Nail Polish:
  • Zoya - Darcy (1 base coat and gradient)
  • Essie - The more the merrier (gradient)
  • Sephora Formula X - Seismic (gradient)
  • Mundo de Unas - Bronze (stamping)
Stamping plates:
  • Hehe - 037
  • Chez Delaney - Automne 001
Here you can find all details about original mani.


  1. Beautiful mani swap. They are similar, but unique in their own way, love it!

    1. Thanks Myishia. That's exactly why I like mani swaps, you can add subtle changes adapting look for yourself, but core stays the same.

  2. Thank you for mani swapping with me <3 I love how you made this your own, perfection through and through!

  3. This gradient is amazing, and I absolutely adore the colours used. What an inspiration to us all from both yourself and Summet. Thank you for sharing.