Purple gradient

Hi there! The nails I’m showing you today I made for piCture pOlish’s first nail art challenge of the year. This challenge had no specific theme, but the rules were to use one to five pp’s only (except black and white) and that the polish bottles are in the photo.

I had a few ideas for the challenge and I think this design was my best one. And from the response on my instagram post many of you seem to like it too!

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As you can see from the picture above I used spring, orchid and allure from piCture pOlish to create the gradient. I started with painting two coats of spring on all fingers and after letting it dry for a few minutes I painted all colors on a makeup sponge and dabbed it on the nails. I think I had to sponge each nails four times to get the desired effect. After letting it dry I added one coat of Gel setter from Essie to smooth out the gradient and make the colors blend even more. The last step was to make the leopard print, which I used black polish and a detail brush to create, and of course I finished with another coat of top coat.

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And here are some pictures of the gradient only. I’m so pleased with how it turned out, the colors blended in to each other so well! I think this has to be the best gradient I’ve made.

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Hope you like this design and thanks for reading!

 

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Kiss me on my tulips

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than with tulips and bright pink nails! Here I’m wearing ‘Kiss me on my tulips’ from the 2012 Holland collection, a gorgeous pink polish that gives me spring feeling!

 


One thing that bugs me is that the text on the bottle is smeared. I know that it doesn’t affect the polish but it affects the pictures with the bottle, it’s all I can see. So I hope you’ll overlook this. 

Is this beautiful polish a part of your collection?

What are your favorite polishes for spring? Please let me know in the comments!