I'm back, with the second challenge post of the day! This is for the Girly Girl nail art challenge, hosted by Closet Diva. I'm really liking this challenge so far - I'm not a girly girl at all, but it's a nice excuse to do some girly nails!
Here is a quick reminder of all the themes:
So, today's theme calls for something delicate and elegant. Usually I would use a stamp for this sort of theme, but there a manicure I've seen on several blogs that I've been wanting to try.
I've always been a fan of the classic french manicure - it's simple, it's elegant, and it goes with everything! But I sometimes think the lines are a little sharp. I've seen two or three people do a gradient french manicure (I think Chalkboard Nails is probably the best example), and I love the look! It's much softer while still being really classic. Here is my attempt!
My base colour is Boots No 7 So Simple (the closest I have so far to mannequin hands!) and the white is OPI Alpine Snow. It isn't the best gradient I've ever done - it's OK, but not great. I found it a little tricky to get the white right - I didn't want it going halfway up my nail, but it was hard to get a gradient on just the very tips. I will absolutely be mastering this technique though - I like it so much more than a normal french manicure! And I think it fits the theme of delicate and elegant!
Be sure to check out everyone else's elegant nails!