Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunshine Gradient

Hey guys!

We have had unseasonably warm weather here the past week or so and I, like Brielle am a child of the sun! Now however, it's back to regular spring time weather, not as warm but still pretty. I love summer and being outside at the pool or beach or lake or any other body of water when it's warm out. Unfortunately, I am no longer in school so that means no spring break trips :( but my nails say otherwise!

I've been wanting to try out color gradients instead of glitter gradients. I was waiting to try it till it got a little warmer out and could use brighter colors, not the I shy away from bright colors in the colder weather. But anyway, onto the nails!

The colors I used from left to right:Animal-istic from OPI, Coral Star from China Glaze, Cab Fare from Sephora by OPI, and White Cap from China Glaze.
 I used Cab Fare as my base and then took Coral Star on a wet Q-tip and started the gradient process which you can read about here. I used a little bit of Animal-istic to darken up my tip, it worked perfectly.
 To help the colors blend better, I used White Cap which is one of Brielle and I's favorites. It's a shear white with yellow shimmer so it worked really well with the orange and yellow.

 I have a real problem with staring at my own nails whenever I have glitter or gradients on them, this was no exception. Hope you guys liked it!