ProcrastiNails: Guest Post from Tales of Coffee, Lacquer and Beauty!


Welcome lovelies! I’m Sumeet from Tales of Coffee, Lacquer and Beauty and as you might have guessed I’m guest posting for Katherine today! I love springtime and today’s mani was inspired by my favorite part of spring, cherry blossoms!


I started out with three thin coats of China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer from the spring Road Trip collection. It’s a lovely light sky blue with a hint of copper shimmer that really shines in the sunlight. The formula is on the thinner side but is completely opaque in three coats.


For the gradient I used Dashboard Dreamer along with Sun’s Up (yellow) and Trip of a Lime Time (chartreuse  green) also from the same collection with a make up sponge.




For the stamping I used a new MyOnline Shop stamping plate, MJ XLV with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick As Slate. If you aren’t into stamping you can use a detail brush or dotting tool to create branches too!


And the star of the show, the Cherry Blossom top coat (yup that’s the name) is from Sephora’s Formula X line. This was a LE release last spring and I am really hoping they will bring it back this year.


There are alternatives out there too-

  • Nails Inc. also makes a floral topper which is still available.  
  • The new O.P.I Soft Collection launching next month also has a similar glitter topper called “Petal Soft “
  • The L’Oreal Spring collection also has a similar glitter called “Garden Bouquet. 

For the look, I simply dabbed on the smaller glitter pieces over the stamped image and used a dotting tool to place the larger floral glitter.


I sealed everything in with a generous layer of G&G H.K. Girl which smoothed out about 80% of the texture. For a completely smooth surface I would recommend two layers of top coat or layering your top coat with Gelous or a similar product. Keep in mind Gelous may smear your nail art so you might want to sandwich it between your top coat.


I hope you enjoyed this mani and I really hope spring is around the corner, I’m so over winter 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and remember stay happy!

From Katherine: Thank you so much Sumeet! I adore this gradient, stamping and glitter combo! Sumeet does gorgeous nail art with an insane amount of depth – my favourite look to-date from her is the stunning one she did with alcohol inks. Be sure to check her out there as well as on facebook, instagram and twitter!