Friday, 10 August 2012

15 Day Nail Challenge (Day 10) : Gradient

Oh my god we're already two thirds of the way through the Makeup Savvy nail challenge, it seems to have gone really quickly ! Today's challenge is gradient nails, however I've already a sort of gradient for the nude nails on day 5 of the challenge, and I've already posted a typical gradient design here, so I decided I'd go outside the box for today's gradient !


I got this striped gradient idea from Candice at MrCandiipants' tutorial she posted not too long ago, and I love the way it looks ! I was a bit wary at first about how time consuming it looked, but it actually turned out relatively quick to do and just required a little bit of patience getting the colours right (I mixed instead of using all different polishes).

The photos I took didn't come out as well as I wanted, but they'll do for now ! They don't do the real-life design any justice whatsoever, they look just as awesome close up as they do from a distance, and I love that about this design !


The polishes I used for this design were OPI Steady as She Rose, OPI Sparrow Me the Drama and OPI Dim Sum Plum. I had a bit of trouble mixing for the darker colours when I used Dim Sum Plum in the mix, as it's sooooo pigmented,  it darkened the colour I was aiming for really quickly ! I did get the hang of it in the end, I just ended up using quite a bit of the lighter colours to get the colour I wanted.


So that's it for today's design ! I hope you liked my "slightly different" gradient nails, and you must ABSOLUTELY go and check out Candice's blog, her nail art never fails to impress !

Enjoy your day ! Ahh oh I totally forgot it's Friday... have a great weekend !

10 comments:

  1. oohhhh!!! i love this! Its amazing! Great job once again! :D

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  2. This is so pretty! I adore it :D

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  3. This looks so nice :) I like that you did something a bit different as well!

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    1. Ahh thank you ! I loved your glitter gradient ! :)

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  4. THIS. IS. AMAZING! Fantastic idea, I love it x

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  5. Oooh I like those, must take a while though! x

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    1. Thanks ! Doesn't take long but it does require some patience !

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