Paint All The Nails Presents Pastel Geometric

March 31, 2016

Today is another Paint All The Nails link-up day. Without question, this is now my favourite part of the month on the blog, being able to see what we all create and visit each other. I hope you’ll do the same! ou can check out past link-ups HERE if you missed them.

This month we all voted on pastel colours to be used, but with that being a very broad genre, we narrowed it down and came up with Pastel Geometric.


As soon as I saw this I knew immediately what I wanted to do, and went ahead and did it. So in fact, this has been the most prepared I’ve ever been for one of these link-ups which usually involves me dashing about at the last minute, half the time a little unhappy with what I put out. I really like these ones though!


Since Β more traditional pastel colours don’t really suit me (I think) I wanted to use some sort of bright pastel colours, and this is what I came up with.

Firstly I painted a white base on my nails, in this case I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Presence. I then tried a method I never have before. Smooshing?! I don’t know if that’s what it’s called, but it’ll do, and I have now adopted that name. Edit- I’ve now found out through knowledgeable sources that it is a type of marbling with a stamper (haha thanks Emily!) I’m sticking with the ‘smooshing technique’ though πŸ˜‰

To create my ‘smooshing’ I grabbed my colours and dropped some on my trusty Uber Chic mat, then I grabbed my stamper, ‘smooshed’ it into the wet polish, then ‘smooshed’ it on my nails! Pretty cool!

The colours I’ve used here are; Picture Polish Fairy Floss, Celestial Sun Spots and Pretty Serious Granny Panties.


I sealed all that in with a coat of topcoat and added my favourite geometric stamping design, which is from Emily de Molly Plate 03. The white stamping polish is Celestial+Color4Nails Pearl.

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I really loved this design and was pleased that it turned out just as I had pictured it. I also really enjoyed the stamper ‘smooshing’. That is definitely my kind of nail art!

Now I’m going to go and check out the work by all my talented friends in PATN. I hope you’ll do the same, I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with!

Chris xx

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  • I am OBSESSED with these!!! That base is so so so gorgeous and I adore that art deco style print. I need to get that plate :'( So beautiful!

  • Woaaah, I love the brighter pastel colors you used, they are so cheerful. This stamping plate looks like fun! In my opinion, the traditional pastel colors would absolutely suit you Christine. Everything looks great on your beautiful nails.

  • Fabulous manicure Christine, absolutely love the colours you’ve used and the melted background that created almost like an abstract painting πŸ™‚ Absolutely love it!

  • Fabulous manicure Christine, absolutely love the colours you’ve used and the melted background that created almost like an abstract painting πŸ™‚ Absolutely love it!

  • LaraLeaf

    Your mani is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and the stamp. It all came together beautifully on your pretty nails!

  • Harper

    These are gorgeous!

  • Harper

    These are gorgeous!

  • I think the bright pastels suit you perfectly and I love the stamp so much!

  • Georgina

    Looks awesome – I’m not sure I have enough bright pastels to pull it off but I am certainly going to try steal this look for my next mani!

  • These are faaabulous!! I think I already mentioned it on IG but I was going to do something very similar to this inspired by an old mani of yours! And welcome to the smooshy stamped marble addicts club! Isn’t it the most fantastic effect?!

  • Christine!!! These bright pastels are perfect, especially since they are Pretty Serious πŸ™‚ I like this “smooshing” technique LOL Love this mani so much. The design is awesome!

  • Oh I’m just like you! Last minute gal! But I was prepared ahead of time for this one too lol! These turned out so beautiful!

  • Yay for smooshing! It was so easy to do and has a wonderful effect and the brightened colors smooshed so wonderfully.

  • This is soooo gorgeous!! I love the brightness of it πŸ™‚

  • OMG! This is so magicalllll! Bright yet pastel and so pretty! LOVE ITTTTTT!

  • The colors are so soft and vibrant at the same time, lovely!

  • I’m so jealous of your preparedness, haha! I love that you chose these bright pastels, they are so happy. And the image you used is so perfect. Gorgeous work!!

  • Alice

    I love these! I also love the image you used, it’s a great interpretation of geometric because I think we all mainly went down the triangles route and this is a bit different!