Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sponge Gradient Mani

Hey Guys!
I really love doing gradient manis but I usually don't do them completely with a sponge.  I always paint on a coat of polish, let it dry, then use the sponge to dab another color to the tip.  This time I painted a gradient ON the sponge and laid it directly on my nail.  I'm not sure which version I like better, but this was super easy and it came out okay.  I just did two accent nails on each hand in two different colors.
So this was my first attempt and my lightest pink was too light to blend properly.  I do like that I accidentally got a half moon mani out of it.
Sinful Colors Flutter - lightest pink
Jesse's Girl Cupcake Frosting - pink
Jesse's Girl Fashion Friday - purple tip and other nails
This is my second attempt and it didn't blend quite as well, but I like this one better.  I had to go back and do the gradient with the polish brush.  I also got a stupid nick on my pointer finger because I refused to wait until it was dry.
Sinful Colors Love Nails - lightest blue
Jesse's Girl Girl's Night Out - blue
OPI Dating a Royal - darker blue and other nails

Overall I'm not sure I like this method.  Maybe it's a practice-makes-perfect type of thing.  I will for sure try it again so I can get it right.

Have a great Tuesday!

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