February 27, 2013

Groovy Gradient

Continuing with my CMYK week, I decided to do some gradients with my blue, yellow, and pink polishes! I had Girls Night Out on my base, so I went to town sponging on yellow and pink, which made green and purple, too! When I do gradients I like to wet the sponge before hand and then wring it out; I don't know if this actually does anything to help, but it feels like it helps while I'm sponging. Then I paint the colors directly on to my sponge, and make sure that a stroke or two overlap to make everything blend as seamlessly as possible.




Then I added some Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love matte top coat!



I used Scotch tape to tape my fingers off before sponging the colors on, which helped somewhat with clean-up but not my fave. I think I prefer swiping Vaseline all over for gradients and tape for watermarbles at this point! Also please keep in mind that when doing gradients it does take a lot of coats or rounds of sponging to get the colors as opaque as you'd like (maybe three times or more).

Have you done any fun gradients lately? What colors should I use next time?? 

Pssst. Don't forget the giveaway if you haven't entered yet! The polishes I used in this are are in the giveaway pack!! Check it out here.

10 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I love the colors, and the lime green is really popping!

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    1. Thank you!! I agree, and it's super cool because it's just two colors mixed together :P

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  2. This is so killer!!! I wish I could do it!

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    1. Thanks!! Gradients are fairly easy, they just (feel like they) take forever. You should try one!!

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  3. Oh how I wish my area has Rite Aid stores to get some of these.

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    1. Yeah, I feel you - I love Rite-Aid and I'm pretty close to a lot of them. Maybe your region has other, better stores? Like Fred Meyer or Meijer??

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