Hello my lovelies! I hope you are enjoying the weekend and the weather is great where you are. I have a very exciting post to share today. It's kinda like a Secret Santa we did in our group The Polish Addict on Facebook, only instead of gifts we are doing a manicure inspired by the person who was assigned to us. My secret person is the lovely Agota over at Nail Glaze. It was very exciting because besides the fact that she has a ton of amazing nail art on her blog (very hard for me to choose just one as inspiration), Agota and I live in the same city. How cool is that? So after browsing and browsing on her blog, I decided to pick a blue manicure (obviously), namely a blue gradient that you can find here. Here's how mine turned out.
I didn't have the exact polishes Agota used for her gradient in my collection so I replaced them with what I had. I started with a base of Sation Strumming My Nails and then on a sponge I painted the following colors: Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, Flormar 423, Illamasqua Caress and the Sation. I then sponged this combo about 3 times on each nail until I ended up with this result.
I must say I'm pretty proud of this gradient. It's by no means perfect, especially on camera, but it looked so good in real life. I was almost sorry to cover it with the glitter. Here's another shot in the sun.
The glitter Agota used on top of her gradient was Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams. Not only did I own this but it was one of my untrieds, so I thought it was a great opportunity to try it out. It's made out of tiny purple glitter with larger green and silver hexagonal pieces. And it's a perfect match for this gradient!
I'm very happy with how this turned out and hope Agota will like it too! To be honest I can't wait to see who got me as a secret person and which one of my manicures they chose. Here are all the ladies participating in the challenge:
Georgia - http://giamakeup.blogspot.ro
Andra (Sophie) - http://sophiesnailartdreamland.blogspot.ro
Josephine - http://rainbowsinajar.blogspot.ro/
Ana's Beauty Blog - http://ana-s-beautyblog.blogspot.ro/
Romina - http://sparkleandlove.wordpress.com
Agota - http://www.nailglaze.com
Ana Maria - http://unghiutelemele.blogspot.ro/
Andreea M. - http://www.summer-gold.com
Lavinia Monica - http://dopebeautyblog.blogspot.ro/
Maria (Konad Addict) - http://konadnails.blogspot.ro/