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Week 3: Gradient or Ombre Nails - Had to Be Glitter

Guess what everyone!  Today ends in "y" so it's time for more rainbow glitter yay!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D The Reddit Weekly Challenge this week is gradients so while I have my rainbow glitter occupying my every though, I thought I'd try a different type of gradient, one that goes horizontally across my nails in a glorious, smoothly transitioning rainbow!  Unfortunately, my glitter isn't as different on the nail as I thought so it just looks like I've done each nail a colour but there are ten different types of glitter here, I swear!  I really should get some green glitter...

Despite being able to articulately express myself in this introduction - it isn't even the first one I typed - I had such high hopes for this mani.  I lined up all the pots of glitter and I swear, I thought that it would immediately be obvious how different they all were.  I always forget though how much my lightbox sucks the holo out of my polishes.  Anyway!  To start, two coats of Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme.  Next, using my usual technique, I "blended" two colours on each nail.  I found the easiest way to blend them was to start in the middle, alternating the two colours.  Next, repeat one piece, two pieces for two columns.  Finally, just use the one colour to the edge of your nail.  







The Verdict:  I feel like a bit of an idiot as I'm looking at the rainbow glitter I have on right now and if I'd shifted one of the reds to the other end of the spectrum it would have gone red-orange, yellow-light blue, dark blue-pink, purple-pink, silver-red.  Urgh.  Next time!

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  1. ERMAGERD SER MERCH GLERTTERRRRR *nailgasm*

    *cough* I mean, I totally love it, great job! =D

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  2. You make me want to try this technique sooo much. Every one of your manis seems more beautiful than the last! I don't know how you have the patience to get them so precisely placed.

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  3. I think this looks amazing!!!!! I'll have to try this technique soon too!!

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  4. This is totally A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! *__*

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  5. OMG!This is completely out of the world! no, out of the universe. There are actually one thing I don't get: how come this post got only 4 comments???

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  6. I love this manicure - you have also made me want to try to use this kind of glitter (I even have some, but last time I tried, I ran out of patience...). I love it!

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  7. Since I last commented, I totally tried this! I definitely don't have as much patience as you - but I tried! http://thedalailamasnails.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/i-haz-all-the-glitterz/

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    1. Ahh, I'm so proud! That looks amazing! How did you find it to do?

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    2. I did read your blog post, of course, but would like to hear more about how you found actually doing it.

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