Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gradient & Zebra Print

Hi again. Quick post tonight. At the request of a friend of mine I tried doing a gradient manicure and for fun also tried zebra stripes. I always find "firsts" are rough but I still post them so I can share what I have learned from the experience.

Pink base is Color Club "Raspberry Rush"
Purple is ACO "Purple Rain"
Blue is Sally Hansen "Pacific Blue"

The glitter/flakie polish on my accent nail is Sinful Colors "Deep Red Ocean". I'm loving that this polish has flakies in it. *swoon*

I added zebra stripes with Wet'n'Wild "Black Creme" and added some silver glitter with a nail art polish in silver. (Nail Star Two-Way Nail Art Pens from eBay.)

I added a generous top coat with Nail Life Speed Demon Polish Dryer. It adds a great shine and dries quickly. I love it and it is 29ml's!



One tip I have for creating a gradient manicure is to make sure that your base colour is completely dry before starting to add your second and third colours. I added them by sponging them on and making sure they were blended well by waiting until they were still a little tacky and lightly sponging over it without adding additional polish to the sponge. Hopefully that doesn't sound too confusing.


I guess this can also be my "We Wear Pink On Wednesday's" nail look although I don't think I will regularly post pink manicure's on that day. It just so happens to fit. We'll see what happens. :)

Thanks for reading.

10 comments:

  1. i like the colors you chose - i have yet to do a gradient.. but im hoping to soooon

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  2. This looks great! You did an awesome job with the zebra stripes.

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  3. I think it looks great, I was actually thinking of attempting a gradient mani as well!

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  4. Wow, I love it over the gradient mani! I've been meaning to try doing a gradient mani, shall definitely give it a try this week.

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I could do this!
    I love your blog, I am definitely following xx

    Katelyn xo

    http://crosswiredreamers.blogspot.com/

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  6. SOOOO cute ! I love the gradient & the colors you used :D

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  7. I really love the gradient, and the zebra stripes makes it even better!

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  8. You are all so sweet! Thank you for the lovely comments. For all those who want to try this - DO IT! It is so easy and if you happen to make a mistake, add some of those zebra prints and *POOF* they're gone.

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