31 Day Challenge - Day 10 - Gradient

I wanted to try out a colour combination for this gradient that wasn't mainstream.  I was inspired by this tutorial from Robin Moses on You Tube.

 More details and pictures after the jump.


The base of this mani is 2 coats of Beauty UK Frozen Kingdom.  This is a fabulous iridescent off-white polish that reflects gold, pink and green - that refuses to show up in pictures.  On top of this base I used make up sponges to sponge on several grey polishes.  Starting just above my cuticle on the nail I used OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel.  Slightly further down I sponged on China Glaze Elephant Walk then Collection All That Jazz.  Over the top of this I added Collection Top Coat Sparkle to help the gradient blend together and add a bit of sparkle. To finish the gradient with a bit of solid colour I added a broken line of China Glaze Liquid Leather to the very tips of the nails.  I covered all this polish in a coat of Nina Super Dry Top Coat to give a good base for painting on.

The grass and flower details is added in acrylic paint using a very fine nail art brush.  I added a little bit of Barry M Red Glitter to the red flowers to give the design more depth.  I then added dots of Barry M Silver Foil to the centre of the flowers and a final black centre using acrylic paint.


I think this has created quite a subtle but very sparkly mani and I really like it.

To see what the other bloggers have created for day 10 of the 31 Day Challenge click on a link below.


Comments

  1. Great job! Makes me think of an oriental kimono.

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  2. The flowers are gorgeous and really well done!

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  4. thats pretty
    following you hope you will do the same
    NailMania

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    <3 Dawn <3

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