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3/7/12

pot o' gold!

SUP.
So tonight I tried my first gradient... >.<
It wasn't pretty, I'm afraid. It was much harder than it looked, wtf.
One of the reasons why I'll stick to mostly makeup... :P
Anyway, I thought I'd share it with you guys nonetheless,
& maybe ya'll can give me tips!


* initial idea

*i know this is cropped weird; I did a wonky job on my middle finger & was attempting to crop it out as much as I could :x


So obviously I had St. Patrick's day in mind when I did this- the whole pot of gold thing.
If I could actually DO a gradient, I think it actually would have looked really good.
:/ oh well.

I used NOPI's 'Khloe Had Little Lam-Lam' from the Kardashian Kolor collection as the base. This polish is a deep, almost forest-green creme. It was a litttttle gloopy, but still easier to apply than I thought. One coat was enough for me, believe it or not.
The glitter is China Glaze's 'Blonde Bombshell' which is a fantastic gold glitter with teeny pieces, larger pieces, and 'strips' (for lack of a better word) of gold glitter, as well.
I really like the two together :)

What are your thoughts?
Tips?
Let me know!
Have a great night/early morning!

6 comments:

  1. I like it! Gradients are hard to do! When I did my first one, I tried doing with with the polish brush and brushing backwards from my nail tip to my cuticle, but that didn't work out well. Apparently you're supposed to use a dry sponge and sponge it on. I need to try it again! And buy some sponges. =)

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    1. that's the mistake I made- using a brush. Before I started I thought, "wodner if I should use a sponge...? nah". fail. i'll remember next time!

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  2. I think it's pretty! One tip I have is to use a very tiny portion of the makeup sponge to do the gradient. That way you only have a little of the color at one time and you can apply it the way you want it to look!

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    1. yep, you're right. i think for next time it will make things loads easier :) thanks for the tip!

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