Feb 3, 2013

Unicorns

Hi all! One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to update more often!  Sorry it has been so long!

So, this mani was originally done to enter into a contest at Nailz Craze (Facebook page here), but I forgot to actually send the images in time! :(  Oh well!  So here we go!

I started out with a white base, in this case I used Milani "White On The Spot".  This is to make the colors of the gradient pop out more.


Before clean-up.  I did a sponge gradient using Lime Crime 'Once in a Blue Mousse', 'Lavendairy', 'Parfait Day', and 'Crema de Limon'.



After cleanup, before topcoat.

My thumb after topcoat.  I find that adding a topcoat (not Seche Vite or Poshe), helps blend the colors well. I say not SV or Poshe because those two polishes are great for NOT smearing your polish and designs :)  In this case, we went them to be smeared so that the gradient blends together more smoothly.


With topcoat.


I added China Glaze 'Fairy Dust' topcoat.

All images were used from Nailz Craze image plate NC 02 and stamped with China Glaze 'LOL'




Nailz Craze NC02


Thanks for stopping by!!!


8 comments:

  1. these are gorgeous! i love sponged gradients and the soft pastels are so pretty!!

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    2. Thank you! I have been obsessed with gradients lately, too! Just love 'Em!!

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  2. This is so amazingly wow!!! I love these SO MUCH!!!! O_O
    <3 <3 <3

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  3. Wow, that is AMAZING! I just spent like half an hour finding your blog after seeing one of the pictures above on LimeCrime's Timeline (yeah, took me half an hour to notice the watermark).
    How do you make the gradient so "seamless"? Is it a finer sponge? Could you give some tips&tricks on sponging? I tried to replicate this but it looked..blah, not good :(

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    1. Thank you! I just use a regular wedged makeup sponge. I start off with a base color and then sponge on the second color. You have to wait a minute to let it dry, and then go over it again. Do this a couple times to get it more opaque. THen at the very end, I sponge BOTH (or all, depending on how many you use) colors (the base color and the other colors) up and down my nail. Then I apply a topcoat (I use CND Super Shiney High Gloss Topcoat, because I know it smears) to sort of help blend the colors together. I will make a video tutorial sometime!!

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