Saturday, 29 June 2013

Summer Paisley Gradient

Greetings All!

Late night posting! I scheduled this, but it decided not to work!

It's been a hot, sunny Summers day here, so I've dragged some suitably Summery nails out of the vault! This is one of the (many) manicures I did while my computer was being fixed.

I started with a gradient of Barry M Grapefruit, Satsuma and Plum, sponged onto Sally Hansen Ivory Skull, because I couldn't decide if Grapefruit or Satsuma was the lighter colour! I topped it off with some China Glaze Golden Enchantment, which I LOVE. Sparkly gold holo glitter? Yes please!




I love the orange-going-into-purple bit! I've been going a bit crazy for the Barry Ms recently, and using them a lot! They stamp, they sponge, they only take 2 coats...pretty good really! I wore this for a day, then added some paisley stamping from BM315, using Barry M Gold Foil.





This was much more striking in my head - the gold seems to have faded into the background a bit. Apart from that, I was pretty happy with it! It's hot and Summery, very much like today. I should be lounging by a pool with nails like this!

Is it a hot one where you are?

12 comments:

  1. I really like these! They're so pretty. Reminds me of sarongs or saris =)

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    1. Thank you!

      They remind me of sarongs too - adds to the Summer vibe!

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  2. Oh it is super hot here!! Uggg... I stayed in the house all day! I love this mani!! I saw at Sally's they have an ombre China Glaze kit. I didn't buy it as I have all the colors in it. They have one with this purple and orange. I was going to do a gradient with these colors. So pretty together!!

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    1. Thank you!

      Tey do seem to go pretty well together - good old Barry M lol

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  3. I LOVE that gradient! The stamping looks great over it!

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    1. Thank you!

      Gradients and stamping are 2 of my favourite techniques - I'm surprised I don't use them more often!

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  4. This is seriously gorgeous girl!

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    1. Thank you!

      Even though it doesn't quite look like it did in my head, I'm still pretty happy with it!

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  5. This is a gorgeous gradient!!

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    1. Thank you!

      It took me forever to get the hang of gradients, but I think I'm getting there!

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  6. Love the gradient and paisley stamping. Its so pretty

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