Monday, April 23, 2012

Blue gradient with a twist

Hello gorgeous readers! I'm writing from this new Blogger layout that honestly feels like writing a letter. I like it a lot! Today was my first exam and it went pretty well. I've been studying a lot these past days and didn't feel like writing a post. I have pictures to edit and no time. Luckily I still have some manis from last week that need to be posted. This one is a gradient I did for last week's Adventures In Stamping theme. It was a first in this group's history, namely there was a tie in the weekly poll. So everyone could either do a gradient or stamp with two images or both. I first did this gradient but wasn't too crazy about it so I did the lace mani (post here) the next day. I then posted both in the challenge album and funnily, this one had the most likes. 


I didn't like how the gradient came out on some of the fingers. I feel the transition is not smooth enough. The base color is Golden Rose 132. I sponged the bottom half with OPI No Room For The Blues and a makeup sponge, trying to blend the colors together. Here's how it looked without the stamping. 


I still have to work on my gradient skills. If you wanna try this I recommend you watch this tutorial by Pixie Polish. It's amazing! I then chose a small image from M76 to stamp. The stamping polish is a-england Excalibur. I still have to post swatches for this one (and Ascalon) but it truly is great for stamping. 


As I said, I didn't like this manicure very much. I guess this kind of stamps are not my style. What do you think? 


10 comments:

  1. Stunning blues and the stamping really sets off the whole look, I love it!

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    1. Thank you! I love blue so much and I have a ton of them :)

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  2. I love the blue polishes! I also like the stamping and gradient together. I have yet to master the makeup sponge gradient. They never come out really blended. I am going to have to work on it more.

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    1. Mine wasn't that blended on some nails either. I still haven't found the perfect type of sponge to do this properly. Oh and I forgot to mention Autism Awareness again. Will do it on my next blue post.

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  3. That's really pretty! I like the stamp over the gradient! :)

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  4. This is stunning Mihaela, you really did a great job on the gradient! :-)

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