Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Neons, Crackle, and Striping - Days 41, 42 & 43

Day 41 of the 90 Day Challenge
I did this mani before I realized that the popular trend right now is gradient manis. I wanted to do something bright, but I didn't want just one color. I decided to try doing a gradient. I haven't done many, maybe 1 or 2 in the past. I love how it came out :)
For this mani I did a base coat of China Glaze - "Oxygen" and then using a makeup sponge I sponged using:
China Glaze - "In The Lime Light"
Sinful Colors - "Neon Melon"
Sinful Colors - "Summer Peach"
 China Glaze - "In The Lime Light"
Sinful Colors - "Neon Melon"
Sinful Colors - "Summer Peach"
 Most of the nails turned out great. I had a few where the orange wanted to over take the yellow, but all and all it turned out awesome. I loved it and I can see me doing this one again. I plan on trying other neon colors. The sad thing though is while I had this mani I ended up breaking about 3 nails :( But on the upside they are all about the same length now!!
Day 42 of the 90 Day Challenge

My SO wanted me to paint my nails using green and gray. I decided to paint them green ad use gray crackle on top. The problem came when I couldn't decide which green to use.... so I choose 5 greens :)

 L to R: China Glaze "Tree Hugger", "Four Leaf Clover", "Paper Chasing", Zoya "Ivanka", and Revlon "Rain Forest"

 Thumb = "Rain Forest", Pointer = "Ivanka", Middle = "Paper Chasing", Ring = "Four Leaf Clover", Pinky = "Tree Hugger"

After I applied 2 coats of each polish to each nail I saw that 2 had a shimmer but the other 3 didn't so I added a coat of Icing "Call Me Glitzy" over the last 3. This way they all looked to have a similar finish.

 I then added a coat of 2012 by Cherimoya "DNA" crackle polish.
Final Results:

All of the polishes went on great. The crackle was a bit thick and goopy, but it turned out so that's what matters :) I have a bunch of the 2012 crackles and I should use them more. I wonder if you can add thinner to crackle or if that would ruin it... Will have to do some research :)

Day 43 of the 90 Day Challenge

The last thing for today is a mani that I am currently wearing while typing up this post. I used the gradient method again but I also used some striping tape :)

I used 2 coats of Nicole by O.P.I. "Kim-Pletely In Love" but I forgot to take a picture :/ sorry

I then sponged over that using Sinful Colors "Dream On" and "Bikini"

 Sinful Colors "Dream On"

 Sinful Colors "Bikini"

I added a coat of SV Quick Dry and then applied striping tape to each nail. I used the same designs on my other hand too. I then applied 1 coat of China Glaze "Smoke and Ashes"

I need to work on getting my tape straight but other then that I really like the results :)

Well that's it for today. I'm trying to catch up with the 90 challenge that's why I posted for 3 days in one post.

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  1. Ooh I just love the last one.. the pink & purple tape stripes.. just fabulous! The colors are PERFECT!

    1. Thank you :) I've been having fun doing the gradients, and the neons and bright colors make it even more fun :)


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