Black and Teal


This is one of my older manis and one of my absolute favorite color combinations. I used Gel II Midnight Black and stamped the swirl design with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Streak. Blue Streak is a gorgeous metallic teal that is great for stamping, unfortunately I can’t seem to find it in stores anymore. Most of the SH Insta-Dri line is perfect for stamping because they are one-coaters and more pigmented than most 2-3 coat polishes. The swirl stamp is from the Lesly plate collection #20. For the accent nails I used a teal micro glitter to create a fade and some round gold metal circles, tiny metal studs and Swarovski crystals.

teal and black stamped


6 comments on “Black and Teal

  1. Jeanette

    I LOVE it! I’ll have to try that color combo one of these days!

  2. Tina Shirbroun

    So very gorgeous! I LOVE that you did two and two instead of three and one!

  3. Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule

    am totally inspired by your incredible work Kim! just wondering, where on earth do you pick up your round gold metal circles from? I’ve looked everywhere online and can’t find them O.o – thanks for sharing soooo <3 your manis!!

  4. Kim

    Hi Nikolasa,

    Thanks very much! I too searched and searched and could not find those circles anywhere…so I finally contacted a Japanese nail salon who provided with their supplier but they only sell to pros in Japan so I contacted a lady who sell Japanese deco pieces on her site about getting them for me and she said she could import them for me. They are pricey but they can be reused. If you are interested, I can msg you her email. I just provide her with the links from the Japanese supplier and she emails me back what the total will be. I pay her through PayPal.

  5. Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule

    Wow that would be wonderful Kim, I only do my own nails so am happy to pay :) woohoo so excited! My email is nikolasa@tangatawhenua.com. Thank you thank you thank in advance, and wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season :) <3

    1. Kim

      Ok, I sent you the info…hope you find something you like. Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday as well!