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Can't Decide what Technique to Use? Use them All!

Being that Toronto is having quite the glorious summer at the moment, I figured I should be a proper person and do something a little more summery than the blacks I've been playing with lately.  So why not do a mini that is green, has glitter, an accent gradient and matte over the top?  That's a thing, right?  The result kinda reminds me of an air brushed tshirt you buy on holiday, but WHATEVERRRRSS.

First up, I felt I had to do green.  Green is sorely under-represented 'round there here parts so why not.  First step here was to add two coats of my favourite green, Revlon Posh.  Next, I poured a small puddle of Revlon Sassy (fitting, cos I'm a bit sassy today) and mixed a corner with some top coat.  I saw a tutorial somewhere that built up a gradient using a mix of colour and top coat that seemed effective. Using a makeup sponge, I built up layers like I do with glitter gradients - starting with 2/3rds of the way down my nail, then half, then the tip.  Because that clearly wasn't enough to just have a thumb and ring accent nail, I then added a coat of Dollish Polish Put a Ring on It, and then a coat of Seche Vite, and then Joe Fresh Matte.  Good lord, that's a thing. 







The Verdict:  Apparently I'm crazy but at least my nails aren't boring!  Hooray!

The Polishes:

  • Revlon Posh and Sassy, drug stores
  • Dollish Polish Put a Ring on It, $8.75, Dollish Polish store
  • Joe Fresh Matte, $4, Joe Fresh stores or Loblaws

Comments

  1. Where is this tutorial that uses topcoat to make gradients? I just dab it on very lightly with a sponge and it looks so much more... splotchy. >: SHARE YOUR WAYS WITH ME PLEASE!

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    1. Found it! http://www.teenvogue.com/beauty/2012/04/gradient-nail-art-tutorial#slide=4

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    2. OMG, thank you SOO SO SO much. I now have something to do today~! <3

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