Visiting the tropics can mean so many different things to so many people. For some it brings relaxation and rejuvenation. For others it rekindles love or sparks a new romance. Staring out into the sea makes people reflect on their lives and reassess what is important. There is something so pure and peaceful sitting and listening to the waves crash against the shore while the palm trees sway with the wind. It brings you back to life again. A few of mother nature’s many beautiful creations. This week’s look was inspired by this!

Creating this look was fun because there are no limits to the colours you can use. In tropical paradise you are surrounded by vibrancy and stunningly bright colours. The products used in this look are specifically Fuzion “I Like it on Top” UV/LED gels but you can also use your favourite nail polishes. Clear Jelly Stamping polishes are not only great for stamping; they make an excellent base colour as well. When using polishes as a base colour, be sure to allow sufficient drying time before starting your stamping designs. The Fuzion gels used in this design are “Hundred Dollar Bills” “Buzzed On Suds” “Saddle Up” & “Black 101”.

We could not pick just one plate to use for these designs. We used the hibiscus flower & the palm tree leaves from stamping plate CJS-57. For the sunset silhouette we used the circle for the island and the palm trees from plate CJS-79. The gecko, the turtle and the scorpion also came from plate CJS-79. And, last but not least, the cute little pineapple came from plate CJS LC-22.

The Clear Jelly Stamping polishes used in this design are #01 More like 1am, #12 Glee tree green, #20 Copper hint, #30 Plum crazy, #31 You had me at chocolate, #37 Caribbean dream & #54 I’m a Barbie girl. Take your time to stop and enjoy the moment my friends. Breathe in every sweet scent of life and really look at the beauty that surrounds you. This world provides so many opportunities to observe its’ brilliance. Happy stamping!!