Monday, April 8, 2013

MANIc Monday! Gradient Laser Mani ♥

Hello and welcome to MANIc Monday! I am excited to introduce this new feature to my blog! Every Monday will now be MANIc Monday (get it, MANIc as in mani - hehe) and I will feature some sort of nail art. I may try to copy an amazing mani I've seen elsewhere or come up with something on my own. I really enjoy trying to do nail art but I don't seem to always make time for it. This way I will make myself make time for it! Hopefully it will help me improve my art skills as well!

For today's design I decided to copy a mani that I saw from two of my favorite nail bloggers (and people that I am happy to call friends!) - Amy at I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous and Sheila at Pointless Café

First up is Amy's amazing mani. For the direct link to her post, click here

Striping Tape Gradient by I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous

And next up is Sheila's awesome mani. For a direct link to her post, click here.

Striping Tape Gradient by Pointless Café

I don't have the gorgeous long nails that these ladies have so my striping tape and gradient goes about halfway up my nail but I still love the way it turned out! I started out with a base of Kiko #327 (Granite Grey/Grigio Granite) - a medium grey creme. I then sponged on Kiko #400 Grey Holo. I added topcoat and waited for that to dry before adding my striping tape and sponging on SoFLaJo Black Dagger. I did not add topcoat because I really love Black Dagger's leather finish!

Striping Tape Gradient

Striping Tape Gradient

Striping Tape Gradient

And here is a quick pic of my base, Kiko #327,  by itself...

Kiko 327

So, what do you think? Did I do this design justice? What do you think of MANIc Monday? I hope you enjoy - I can't wait to try more nail art!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥



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