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?