Wednesday, April 25, 2012

They say the sun Rises in the East...

So today was day 10- Gradient and I decided to do a sunrise or sunset type of design.
This was my first time doing a gradient nail but I'm used to sponging so I'll show you how...

First apply your base coat... I've been using Essie's Grow faster, I use it when I break a nail and I've broken 2 from all the spring cleaning and out door cleaning so until they are even this is what I'm using.
Next chose your base color it can be any color I chose American Apparel's Sunshine state.



Let it dry for a bit then use your second color I normally go from lightest to darkest but it's whatever floats your boat. I used Model's owns Tropical Sun. When I sponge this coat I go from the bottom up that way it's darker on the bottom

Then I waited for a bit before I did the 3rd color and for that I used Essie's Forever Yummy and did the same thing.



See it's all coming together and don't worry about the messy cuticles you can fix them at the end. I chose to keep the color going with a final black layer to make it look like the ground... at first I was thinking Lion King but I need to get some nail polish thinner because my black polish is too thick so any real detailed design wouldn't work... 




 So I did a simple design with tree's and gluppy birds as you can see but to me it fit.



And that is my nail design for today.... Here are some others that I tried...




I've also been asked what do I use for my cuticles when they aren't looking there best and right now I'm using Burt's Bee's Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and right now. I really love the lemon smell it's amazing. I was using Julep's Cuticle oil but I wasn't really feeling the oil just cause it was oil but it did help my cuticles.

 

Well tomorrows theme is Polka Dots... where to begin so until tomorrow darlings.

10 comments:

  1. This came out great.. I love the color combo you used!!

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  2. Wow this is so gorgeous!!!
    This is actually the image I have in my head when thinking of Arizona or Nevada. That's my most favorite landscape view!

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  3. These are very nice designs! I really like the first and the last one!

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  4. some unique and great designs....u have a gr8 blog
    http://megaliving.net/

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  5. I love the sunset tutorial. I've been looking up different techniques for ombre nails and it seems like the makeup sponge is the way to go!

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  6. I appreciate the clear, step-by-step directions!

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