Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 10: Gradient Nails aka Sugar that won't go to your hips! WIN!

Hi lovelies! you feel that? It’s the feeling of being halfway through the week! It is also the feeling of accomplishment because today is the last prompt for the “Color” section and I’m still here! High 5 to myself! Booosh!

Day 10: Gradient Nails 

Can I please cue a groan? Because I feel like this moment needs a groan! I CAN’T DO GRADIENT MANIS! At all! Please note when I say gradient, I mean the stupid sponge method one. My colors do not mix right, I start it to high up (or too low!), I move the sponge sideways up and down too much and then the “gradient” is HUGE! So no. Not happening...and you can stop pouting dammit! I went with the next best thing. An ombre gradient of sorts! And the sugar spun method!

I started out by laying down 2 coats of WOW Nail Polish #393. When this was dry I used the sugar spun method [TUTORIAL by Nailasaurus] and pulled strings of China Glaze Starboard (dark green), Nubar Green Tea (medium green) and Sinful Colors Pistache over my nails, creating a gradient from dark to light. 

I was so chuffed with how this came out! Sure, I’ll admit cleanup was a pain (as you can see by my beautifully green stained index finger’s cuticle) but the results were ABSOLUTELY worth it! This is definitely a mani I’m going to redo after the challenge...with a thick coat of petroleum jelly around my nails of course!

Lots of mad love...


1 comment:

  1. This looks really cool :) I am sure you actually can do a sponged gradient but since you say you can't lets just call this a Madness gradient :-)