I’m cutting it close on this one! I’ve been in a bit of a funk again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately. So I’m taking a bit of a blogging break. I’m still going to try to finish this challenge. Hopefully I’ll be back up to speed here soon.
Today’s challenge is “Gradients.” I chose to use Zoya Wednesday and Sally Hanson Mellow Yellow. Zoya Wednesday is one of my untried polishes.
I forgot to tape up before I started sponging! lol I had a MESS of blue to clean up and most of it didn’t want to come off. So if you’re looking at my cuticles like “what the heck?!”… that’s why.
Here are the other girls gradients! They did great. 🙂
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Welcome back! It’s been a hectic week around here. I hope all of my American followers had a great Thanksgiving. I know I’m still full from all of the yummy food. 🙂
Today is day 8 of the 10 week challenge. Gradient nails. This is my first ever attempted at a real gradient. Not a glitter one. It wasn’t that hard at all! I was expecting way worse lol.
My inspiration for my gradient colors are yesterday’s sunset. I’ve been trying to think of what colors I wanted to use for awhile now and yesterday on our way to our hotel the sun was setting and it was so beautiful. I choose to use OPI Fly, Venique Brighten Your Day!, and China Glaze Orange Knockout (neon), for my blue, pink, and orange.
It’s definitely not perfect and I can’t wait to try this out again to practice with it and try out new color combos, but overall I do love it. I started with a base of white polish also so that my colors really popped.
Two more days left in the challenge. Next I’ll be trying out my first water marble. Can’t wait to see how that turns out. Ha!
Check out what the other girls created for their gradient manis.
I wanted to try a glitter gradient nail. I’ve seen these over nude nails a lot and just love it. This is my first time trying a gradient so bare, *ahem* I mean, bear with me. You can bare with me too if you’d like. Grab your favorite nude and try it out.
For my nude polish I grabbed one of my favorites which is Julep’s Pippa. Pippa was one of my very first polishes I got from Julep in a mystery box. I was hooked from there. It’s the perfect nude for my skin tone. I’ve heard of people having a lot of trouble finding their favorite nude. I got lucky. Mine just fell into the palm of my hand.
Anyways, I started out with painting two coats of Pippa. Topped that with a coat of Seche Vite to dry (I’m impatient and can’t just let my polish dry on it’s own).
Once that dried, I grabbed Essie Set In Stones and painted a thin coat from about half way down my nail to the tip. I kind of dabbed around on my nail so the glitter wasn’t too thick on my first coat. Let that dry for a couple of minutes (thank goodness glitter dries fast!). Then I added another coat of the glitter, but this time only on the tip of my nail. In a way you would paint a french mani. Again I dabbed it around and made sure this was pretty thick compared to the first coat of glitter I added to give it the gradient effect.