Posts tagged: gradient

Black and White with Glit...

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I used W7 Cosmic Black – a black jelly packed with Silver glitter – as a base. Then I took a sponge and used it to apply W7 Cosmic Mauve from the tips. Then I added some Wet n Wild White to the mix but because it’s not very opaque, it gave it a milky look. Finally I used a little more Cosmic Mauve right on the tips and used about 3 coats of NYC Top Coat to smooth things over!

Tip fix

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Definite tip wear! So typically when this happens, I take the polish off and put a new one on… but I just wasn’t ready to part with Carly!

Liquid Crystal Tips

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I want to declare my love to Crushed Velvet from Diamond Cosmetics. It’s my fav dark purple creme, so smooth and dreamy… I love it to pieces! And with China Glaze – Liquid Crystal sponged on the tips I love it even more.

Glittery Gradient Nails

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Apply a second coat of the glitter nail polish, this time starting halfway down the nail (roughly somewhere in between where the glitter color and the opaque color started) and going all the way to the tip. This will blend the glitter and the silver tips and help create a gradient effect.

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Deep Ocean Nails

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The base, which you can make out near the nail bed, is China Glaze For Audrey, which I’ll really need to use sometime all on its own because it’s just darling.  Then went in with a couple of makeup sponge rounds using China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

Gradient Concert

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Back in July, I went to two concerts back-to-back, a One Direction and a Jonas Brothers concert. I was a bit unsure of what mani to wear since I didn’t have time to do a 1D mani and a JB mani (since the concerts were back-to-back). So, I pulled out the customized polish that I ordered from Shimmer Polish. Cindy helped create a beautiful peach, gold, and black polish that I customized for my friend Anouk. Ironically, Anouk and I met through Jonas Brothers and she actually introduced me to One Direction .. so what better polish to use, right? :D

Newsprint

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I am SO pleasantly surprised with how easy newspaper nails are to do! They seem sort of UN-mess-up-able since they’re a little grungy anyway. The only thing I wish I could have done differently with this manicure would be to move all the base gradients down one nail – i.e. have my ring finger gradient be the darkest one on my whole hand since you can still see the newsprint fairly well over it, but it’s mostly impossible over my pinkie gradient nail >.<

Ombre Gradient Nails

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I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes in Sun Kissed and Green With Envy. I applied them following this tutorial. I sponged the colours on twice today which has given better results than last time – I think the graduation is more subtle and there’s less evidence that I even used a sponge because you can’t see so many sponge marks like last time!

Aqua

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I’ve used two coats of Wednesday as a base and then did gradient tips with Zuza. That was not contrasting enough so I added gradient China Glaze Optical Illusion.

Multichrome

 My nails are too short to pull this off, but what a fantastic holo gradient!

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I’m still loving multichrome polishes from I Love Nail Polish and I have combined two of them in a gradient. The result is multi-coloured awesomeness :D 

I have used I Love Nail Polish Birefringence and Mutagen. The Ultra Chrome polishes can be purchased at I Love Nail Polish website.

Mango

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I started with a base of Two effortless coats of Sation’s Bump in Beige, which is my perfect mannequin hands “crelly”(jelly-creme). Then I applied Two easy coats of One and only Orange by Sation. This is a NEON Tangerine Orange. I’ve been craving neons lately so this color could not have come in at a better time. My camera was all “DO NOT WANT!” lool I’m sure you guys get the picture. This is BRIGHT! On my ring finger nail I did a gradient using Sammy’s tutorial using OAOO and Sation’s Fan the Flames Fuchsia. Don’t worry, I will have swatches of all these Sation colors soon. I topped my ring fingers off with a coat of INM Northern Lights. On the rest of my nails I did a topper of Windestine’s Asbestos which is a White micro glitter in a clear base.