Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rainbow Gradient, with glitter

I so rarely get to actually paint my nails any more. Oh sure, I often have one or three painted, and usually not all one colour at the same time. But more often that not, they are naked. Embarrassingly naked. I am used to the casual glances down at my nails when people find out I run a polish company, and even more used to the comments about the randomly selected, non matching swatches I am usually sporting. But, I really miss painting my nails with purpose. For years, you would be hard pressed to find me with out my nails perfectly painted, and typically with some sort of nail art or painting technique (water marbling, stamping, etc) Now that I am human swatch stick, you would be hard pressed to find me with a full manicure at all. When I do find the time to paint all 10 of my fingers, and especially when I manage some nail art, I am infatuated and easily distracted by the beauty and promise myself that I will do it again soon. I love nail art. LOVE it. I love creating it as much as I love seeing the results. Nail art has come full circle in the past two years. What was once an accent, is now a focus. And while I used to be quite proud of my nail art attempts ( you can see a lot of examples if you look in the history of my blog posts) I am quite out of practice, and in complete awe of some of the bloggers out there like Chalkboard Nails, Robin Moses,  Manicurator,  Starfish on the Beach, and many others. I get googly eyed for gradients and water marbling, and while I give both a good effort, I have yet to perfect either.

So, two nights ago I decided to give a gradient another go. I dusted off my beloved collection of cremes, and cut up some makeup sponges, and went to town.
Less than perfect.
But, add some glitter and a matte top coat and you know what? I kind of love it!!

So now the only question that remains; Do I paint the other hand as well, or take this off tomorrow and try something different?

Thanks for looking!

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  1. This is gorgeous! I get lazy too, with painting my nails, but you're so talented! <3 Love the matte finish (:

    1. Thank you. I really like the matte finish too. It gives it a completely different look!

  2. Definitely paint the other hand too! This is one gorgeous manicure!

  3. I love this! The different colors on each nail and then the glitter & matte top coat - perfect! I hope you get to find time to paint your nails more often soon :)

    1. Me too!! Even once a week would be good for me.

  4. I love this mani!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gradients and how they aren't all alike. The Matte I think just finishes it and sends it to a whole other level. SO PRETTY!!!

  5. I love the rainbow gradient! The glitter really makes it pop, too!

  6. That is so effin awesome! What glitter is that??

    1. Thank you so much. The glitter is a private release Girly Bits called Sofa King Messy.

  7. SO Beautiful!!!! That is one stunning manicure :)

    I nails have been naked for months and I have no excuse lol. Honestly I do find that if I keep my nails painted they are in much better shape!

    Can't wait for your new color :)

  8. Cool gradient! I like this design!


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