Finally I topped it all off with Rica's Glossy Glam top coat et voila! Gorgeous manicure :)

Brown Gradient with Gold Stripes

My new favourite manicure. I'm in love with this.

My new favourite manicure. I’m in love with this.

Without a doubt my new favourite manicure. I can see this one getting recreated lots, maybe with different colours but definitely again with these exact shades. Unfortunately I didn’t snap any pictures whilst doing it but I can explain how to do it easily enough in the captions. I hope you guys love it as much as I do. Also please, please, please comment on this as I’ve tried out some new bottle and swatch positions and would love to know which ones you prefer!

Polishes used, for the names check the picture below

Polishes used, for the names check the picture below

Bottles and Names

I love the gradient, I don't think there is a single nail I wasn't happy with.

I love the gradient, I don’t think there is a single nail I wasn’t happy with.

I started out by painting every nail with one coat of Barry M - Gold Foil

I started out by painting every nail with one coat of Barry M – Gold Foil

I then applied striping tape to all but my ring fingers

I then applied striping tape to all but my ring fingers

I sponged a gradient over the top of the striping tape made up of Barry M - Vanilla, Mocha and Cocoa and OPI - A-Taupe the Space Needle

I sponged a gradient over the top of the striping tape made up of Barry M – Vanilla, Mocha and Cocoa and OPI – A-Taupe the Space Needle

I did this on the ring finger as well so it was a solid gradient

I did this on the ring finger as well so it was a solid gradient

Finally I used my newest MoYou stamping plate and some more Barry M - Gold Foil to apply the palm frond pattern to my ring fingers

Finally I used my newest MoYou stamping plate and some more Barry M – Gold Foil to apply the palm frond pattern to my ring fingers

I topped it all off with Rica's Glossy Glam top coat et voila! Gorgeous manicure :)

I topped it all off with Rica’s Glossy Glam top coat et voila! Gorgeous manicure 🙂

If you want to see the stamping plate used check out my review of the July nailbox. And please do comment on my new poses! I quite like the last nail only shot where it’s a bit more of a curve and I get my thumb in, my poor thumb gets neglected in a lot of my photos. The bottle shots I’m not really sure which I prefer. The classic one is still always good but I’m quite liking the one with Barry M – Mocha resting on my thumb. I can’t decide if it takes me too far away from the nails though. The OPI bottle shot I do love but don’t think it will work for most bottles.

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