Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nails: Creating a Pink to Purple Gradient

I have a feeling there will be alot of gradient effects on my nails until I've used up all the colour combinations I think would look shnazzy...


Pastel pink > Darker pink > Dark plum shade

Sitting infront of my computer getting ready to study and I realised that I have not painted my nails in two days! So I hopped on over to my drawer and pulled out my recently purchased OPI in Mod About You and  swiped away. And for an even bigger reason to procrastinate, I didn't want to have plain jane nails so I decided to gradientify it with a few extra polishes.

L>R: OPI - Mod About You, Ulta3 - Strawberry Sundae & Ulta3 - Mulberry

Method:
(Check out this post for more pics of how I do my gradient nails too!)
Mod about you! I never noticed this until I was editing this photo, but the plastic part of the nail brush has 'OPI' embossed on it! (Arrow pointing)
1. Two coats

Ulta3's Strawberry Sundae, a gorgeous pink but too kiddish on its own. 
2. Layer one - Sponge on 2/3 of the way down

3.  Layer two - Sponge 3/5 of the way down

4.  Layer three - Sponge 1/3 of the way down

I was going to leave it at this, but it was too nicki-minaj-y for me
 Ulta3's Mulberry. This is the shade I've been wearing on my toes since I purchased this nail polish (Over six months ago!)
5. Sponge lightly 1/2 of the way down, repeat until you reach the opacity you desire!

6. Clean up (Two days late of taking this pic...).. And Voila!

On my right hand I decided to skip the pink and went straight into Mulberry after two coats of Mod About You.
I like it!

6 comments:

  1. I like the strawberry sundae one a lot! Not a big fan of the mulberry; I think it'd look a bit dark on me. HOWEVER! It looks great on you either way and thank you for my new nail inspiration!

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  2. Prettttttty combination! Haha that's so cute about the OPI brush, I've never noticed either but I'll definitely look out for it next time I use an OPI colour!

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  3. This is sooooo pretty! I've always wanted to try gradient nails...hmmmmm maybe next weekend

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  4. Oh wow, these came out really nice! I love the gradient effect. I must try this sometime!

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