Friday, October 28, 2011

Sparkly Gradient Halloween Mani!

Happy Friday everyone! I am so glad it's almost the weekend! I have a busy one planned...I will try to post every day but I'm not sure I'll have the chance. I have some good manis planned out in my head so I hope I have time! 

Today I have another post featuring my mom. As I've said previously, I do her nails as often as I do mine so it only seems right to feature her nails on here occasionally. LOL I wanted to do something fun and sparkly and I was in the mood to sponge. I love sponging, it is one of the few nail art techniques that I can actually pull off. I believe anyone can do this - it just takes a little practice. 

As a "bonus" to this post I will add a pic at the bottom of my first ever gradient sponging mani. Please keep in mind this was from awhile ago (way before I started blogging) and my picture-taking skills were non-existent so the picture is very blurry, but it does show that someone who's never done this before can do a good job!

For this mani I started out with a base of Sinful Colors Courtney Orange (I have a love/hate relationship with this polish...I love the shade of orange that it is but is takes several coats to become opaque) and then for the sponging I used Sally Hansen Black Out on the tips with Zoya Faye and Zoya Gabrielle in the middle to soften the line and add sparkle. I topped it off with Seche Vite - not my favorite top coat but it's good to use with nail art since it is so thick.





For this one I used a base of NOX Twilight in Poseidon and did the sponging in China Glaze Dorothy Who? and Zoya Charla. It reminded me of mermaids and ocean waters. :)

I hope you enjoy gradients! You'll probably see a lot more of them from me!

4 comments :

  1. Super cute I really like it!!!!

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  2. Cute! Those are great colors ! they are so different but yet work so well together!

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  3. Wow! Love your gradients. The Halloween one is my favourite.

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