Showing posts with label Gradient. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gradient. Show all posts

June 14, 2015

Sally Hansen Insta Ombre Scarlet Spark

Sally Hansen Insta Ombre Scarlet Spark is from a new summer 2015 collection full of fine glitters in clear polishes meant to be used for glitter gradients. With all of the crazy glitters on the market this collection is a nice change of pace and perfectly suited for it's intended use.
Scarlet Spark is a mix of very fine red and silver glitters that I used here for a glitter gradient over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. Great formula and very pretty.
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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sally Hansen! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 26, 2015

Revlon Gradient

I love this super simple gradient made with Revlon polishes - Seashell, Banana Blaze, and Cherry Fizz. I started with a base of Seashell and then added Cherry Fizz and Banana Blaze one nail at a time so colors could blend. A foolproof technique that's fast and looks great every time.
 
 
 
 
My friend Drew makes 3D models for printing and he recently printed this giant anatomical heart. You can download the model to 3D print at Thingiverse! I'm trying to convince him to turn it into a lamp.

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April

March 27, 2015

Zoya Rowan And Vespa Glitter Gradient

I love mixing textures in my manicures. Here we have a quick glitter gradient with Zoya Rown topped with Zoya Vespa. Super easy and super cool!
 
 

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April

March 7, 2015

Louboutin Bottle Nail Art

I love the gorgeous Rouge Louboutin bottle so I decided to do my nails to match. I started with Rouge Louboutin and then added a sponged gradient in Zoya Willa. Super easy and super sexy! 
 I am a voracious reader. You can check out what I'm reading on my Goodreads profile!
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April

February 26, 2015

Double Sponge Gradient With Maybelline

I was going out on the town and Maybelline Pretty In Peach just didn't go with anything I wanted to wear. I needed a fast way make it work with my killer navy dress so I went with my go to nail art, gradients. This time I opted for lots of texture and and left just a bit of the peach color exposed in the middle of my nail. Looked great and was super easy and fast! I used Maybelline New Year's Blues to coordinate with my navy dress.

My friend made me a bracelet with a file I made with Nervous System's bracelet generator app! I emailed him the .stl and next day I had a 3D printed bracelet. I'm pretty darn happy to be alive right now with all of this fun new technology!

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April

January 28, 2015

Quick Glitter Gradient

Glitter gradients will probably always be my favorite go to nail look. They are fast, easy, foolproof, and fancy every time. For this version I started with a base of Milani Blackberry Baby and then added Sation Rich In Opportunities. I really wish Sation was still making polish; they had so many great colors and I loved their wide brush. Do any of you have any beloved Sations?
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April

November 17, 2014

Zoya Tinsley and Madeline

I love this fiery but still work appropriate glitter gradient! I started with a base of Zoya Madeline and added just the barest hint of Zoya Tinsley to the base of each nail. So simple but so captivating! 
 
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April

November 14, 2014

Glamorous Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya's Fall Trend Guide recommended using Tomoko for a gradient and it sounded like a great idea to me. As much as I love the Pixie Dusts, I'd never thought about using one quite this way. I paired 2 of my all time favorite Zoyas for a super easy but totally gorgeous version, Zoya Veruschka for the base topped with Zoya Tomoko. This would be a great look for the upcoming holiday season, either as is, or alternating Posh and Veruschka for all out Christmas glam!
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April

November 9, 2014

Sponge Gradient With Zoya

Gradients of all kinds will probably always be my favorite easy nail art. They are foolproof, fast, and easy! Here I started with Zoya Autumn and sponged on the gorgeous Zoya Song. What a great color combination!

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April

October 20, 2014

Glitter Gradient With Zoya

Zoya Monet has been a surprise favorite polish for me this year. I've never really been a huge fan of glitter toppers but this one is just so gorgeous! Here I used it for a glitter gradient over Zoya Genevieve.
I love graphic novels and comic books! You can see what else I've been reading on Goodreads.

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April

October 13, 2014

Gradient Nails - Zoya Aubrey & Daul

Just a quick post with a pretty fall gradient, still my favorite nail art for so many reasons! They are so easy to accomplish that you really can't mess them up so you can definitely do both hands. They are very fast and they'll cover up tip wear and even minor chipping. For this version I started with a base of Zoya Aubrey and added the drop dead gorgeous Zoya Daul.
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April

October 10, 2014

Gradient With Zoya Claire & Ryan

Sometimes the simplest manicures turn out the loveliest. I sponged a bit of Zoya Ryan on top of Zoya Claire, then added my topcoat and magic happened. I took a ton of photos of this combination since I loved it so much.
 
 
 My dog, Wally, is adorable!
 

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April

September 28, 2014

Jamberry Glitter Gradient

A friend of mine let me borrow a few Jamberry polishes to try out since I've never used them before and I was able to do a lovely glitter gradient with two of the polishes. I started out with a base of Jamberry Kiss and then added a bit of Jamberry Stardust to the base of my nails. Stardust is a mixture of very fine glitter in fuchsia, gold, and turquoise. It would make a fantastic Mardi Gras polish!
 
She let me borrow two other polishes that are sadly discontinued. The yellow polish is called Lemon Drop and it's one of the best yellow cremes I've ever tried. Yellow cremes are notorious for being a streaky gloppy messes but this one was fantastic and barely needed a second coat!

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April

September 9, 2014

Gradient With Zoya Emilia & Maria Luisa

Time to start using some fall colors! I started with Zoya Emila and then added a super quick gradient in Zoya Maria Luisa. Definitely a winning combination!
 
 
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April