I started doing my nails the other night and got so into it that I almost forgot to take pictures.. So in the pictures of the base color you will see some tape on my fingers. When I do gradients I always put tape around my nails after doing my base color. I find this makes cleanup a lot easier. Well I had started doing the gradient on one hand when I realized that I didn't take a picture. I didn't want to take the tape off and have to put it back on, so I hope you understand. :) Ok enough babble and on to the nails!!!
I did 2 coats of China Glaze "Snap My Dragon" In the picture I'm sure you can see the nail line. I don't know if I told you all yet but a few months ago I bought a set of Custom Nails from CNS. I love these things, and I think it is the best purchase I've made in quite some time. The reason the line is so visible is that they are permanent french tip so it is had to get opaque coverage with out a white base coat. It really isn't so noticeable in person. If you want to know more about these nails check out their site here: Custom Nail Solutions.. moving on :)
This color is very pretty. The formula is wonderful and very smooth. I had no issues with this polish. It is from their Avant Garden Collection. I think I ended up buying most of the collection. "Snap my Dragon" is a bright reddish-pink with pink shimmer.
For the gradient I used another China Glaze polish, "Ruby Pumps" This is another polish that is beautiful. It is a bright red jelly loaded with red glitter. It is part of the core collection, but I've heard that some people have a hard time getting their hands on it since it is so popular.
"Ruby Pumps" is another wonderful polish. I applied it to the top portion of all my nails (and the bottom of my ring finger) using a makeup sponge.
The final result of this gradient ended up being very subtle which I liked. I love gradients so this was a nice way to change it up a little and not have something that was super noticeable.
All in all I think this turned out great and look forward to using other polishes from the Avant Garden collection
These two polishes worked very well together. Just another reason why I love China Glaze so much.
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