Monday, November 5, 2012

Lazy 15: Gradient

Hello out there! Happy Monday... just kidding. No such thing ;) Today I'm back on the challenge bandwagon!

Today is gradient nails. Now... let's be honest. I haven't gotten this technique down. I tried really hard... but for some reason, my gradients barely are showing up when I sponge them on. So I tried, I really did, but you couldn't even see the gradient on my white underwear. I need some more practice. Not to let you down, I did a gradient of dots in the same colors I'd chosen for the gradient originally (no, there's no picture, because it just looked like white nail polish with sponge-shaped dents in it).

I started with a base coat of Hits Hello Kitty Sweet, which is a perfect coral-orange creme. (I have 6 of these Hits and I love them all, so you'll see the swatches of these as I use them for underwear for manis throughout this challenge.) 

Because I can, here's a bottle shot to show how RIDICULOUSLY cute these are. I love Hello Kitty!

Then I added a gradient of yellow-purple dots using Barry M Lemon Ice Cream (yellow), Orly Frisky (blue), and Barry M Berry Ice Cream (purple).

Once I was done, I added matte top coat and this was the final result:

What do you think? I'm a bit disappointed I didn't do a "normal" gradient but... call it going outside the box! I loved it matte!



Alexis said...

This looks lovely, really pretty colours! And it's nice to be outside the box sometimes :) x

GlitterInfatuation Jazz said...

Oh my wow that bottle is so so cute! I love this gradient! :)

Jazz x

Fashion Footing said...

I like it!!! The dots are super cute!!

Melissa White said...

I love it matte. I find i sumtimes have to brush on the next color and then use a make-up sponge to 'smudge' the line. it took me lots of practice and big fail to get the hang of it. Pretty much how it goes for me and everything nail related LOL

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

lol! I don't know if I'll ever get the hang of them! I need an in-person tutorial!

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

I loooove the bottles! I have 5 more I'll show you :)

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

That's what I figure! now just to figure out what to do for my dots challenge day!