Monday, January 14, 2013

31 Day Challenge 2013 Day 14: Gradient Nails


Welcome to day 14 of 31 Day Challenge 2013 (relaxed version): Gradient Nails. Not going to lie, I was a bit scared of this one. My last year's gradient nail turned into an ombre attempt which failed and turned into a comparison post. But this year I am trying to concur fears and suck it up. Well I put on my big girl panties and was totally thrilled to find how easy a gradient nail is! :) I can't wait to try more and perfect my gradient!


I used OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI (a gorgeous purple with a red/pink shimmer, two coats) and Barry M Silver Foil. The above picture is without a top coat and therefore still looks a bit rough and bumpy. My camera had issues capture this gradient but I love it!


Here it is again with HK Girl top coat. I love how the red/pink shimmer in Dutch 'Ya plays with the silver and makes an almost holo effect! How cool is that! To help with my gradient I followed The Nailasaurus' Gradient Tutorial (easy to follow!). In fact she did a gradient later on using purple and silver! :)


Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their gradients!

16 comments:

  1. I love this color and the gradient! It's super girly and very edgy too.

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    1. Thank you! I was surprised on how easy it actually was! :)

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  2. The gradient looks like frost - those two do play together quite nicely. super pretty!

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    1. Ooh! It does look like frost! Thank you! :)

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  3. Gorgeous, I love the colour combination.

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  4. Love love love! Your gradient turned out so well! You rock this mani!

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  5. Yay!! Glad you've mastered the gradient! Very pretty :)

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  6. That looks so pretty awesome :)
    Usually I see nail gradients with two or more colours of a similar shade family but this looks pretty cool to have a silver on purple gradient :) should try it when I get myself some silver!
    Artistically Curious

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