Day 10 – Gradient

Day 10 – Gradient

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This one was fun. Though gradients tend to be a tad messy.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and I really took a shine to it. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I used the glue technique to keep my fingers from getting all messy. It worked really well. Plus I get the added fun of pulling glue off my fingers. Always liked doing that as kid.

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club
Black Creme, by Wet ‘n Wild

Day 2 – Orange

Day 2 – Orange

So I started my day 2, which is orange. I did a gradient nail, which I only ever tried once before and didn’t turn out very well. What I discovered was that you have to get the right sponge. You need one that is not very dense. It went very well, though a little messy. It did require a tad bit of clean up.

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As you can see it requires some work around the edges. But it turned out great. I didn’t feel like doing the sparkle void heart, so I just did a layer of sparkle on an accent nail. It works.

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Colors:
White: Nina Ultra Pro, “French White”
Orange: Sally Girl, “Pumpkin”
Sparkle: Pure Ice, “Dazzle Me”

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Turquoise and Pinks

Turquoise and Pinks

So these are last weeks nails. I am so behind!
First we have a turquoise with a gold accent on the ring finger. I had several people ask me if the gold “ring” finger was significant. Sadly, no.
New Bohemian – Color Club; Seashell – L.A. Colors

turquoise w gold

Next we have a pre-Valintine Day pink gradient. Very fun (and easy) and I got several compliments.

pink ombre
Sinful Colors – Easy Going
Wet ‘n Wild – Tickled Pink
China Glaze – Pool Party
Sinful Colors – Timbleberry
China Glaze – Caribbean Temptation

 

And these are my little piggies for this past week. The ink sparkle didn’t spread as much as I thought it would; it sort of clumped and you can’t see as much of the black as I’d like. But it still looks nice.

sparked black creme

Wet ‘n Wild – Black Creme and Sparked

Gradient Grey

Gradient Grey

So my first day of school nails were a big hit. But life goes on and nails chip. So I went looking for a technique which wouldn’t involve trimming the nail all the way down and losing the length. I came across this technique using tiny pieces from a tea bag. Click on the picture to be taken to the website which has full instructions. It’s pretty simple.

These are the same nails with the repair and color on top.

The last step of the instructions is to paint a a layer or two of color. I’ve moved on into the purples of my color arsenal. The grey on purple gradient I saw on Pinterest, and the picture will take you to the original website, Mynailpolishonline.com. The glitter is one I “enhanced”. I added a bunch of glitter to a glitter nailpolish from New York Color. I really like the way it came out.

For my little piggies I tried a color combo from The Nail Junkie. I think the pink and purple (sparkle) is very girly and fun.

Sparkles in Nude

Sparkles in Nude

So I’ve moved on through the browns. I used both shades of nudes, and then added a graduated shower of sparkle.

As you can see I divided the colors between the hands. The sparkles starts thick at the tips and thin out as they go toward the cuticle. I love glancing at it as I type, its so pretty and elegant.

Colors: Nomadic in Nude and Earthy Angel by Color Club and Kaleidoscope by Wet n Wild.