Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pink-orange-yellow gradient w/ zebra stripes

Hello readers! Today I'm  showing you my new favorite manicure! Of course I say that almost every week but this one truly is killer! For this look, I used the following:

OPI Natural Basecoat
Pink- Gilda by Zoya
Orange- Rica by Zoya
Yellow- Lighthouse by China Glaze
Seche Vite QD Topcoat
Konad M57
Liquid Leather by China Glaze

First I used the Natural Basecoat and topped it off with three layers of Lighthouse. Then I put a coat of Seche Vite to make it dry fast so I can sponge on the gradient without ruining the yellow. When that was ready to go, I sponged on Rica about 2/3 of the way down from the tip and let that dry. It dried quickly since it was such a thin coat. After that, I sponged on Gilda and blended it in about 1/3 of the way down from the tip. I put a little extra pink at the tips to make it pop a bit more.

When I was done with the gradient, I put on another coat of Seche Vite so it would be completely dry for the stamping. I obviously used the zebra print design on Konad M57 and stamped away with that. I topped it off with another coat of Seche Vita and...... Ta da!! :)

Now for some photos!


Outdoors, indirect sunlight
Outdoors, direct sunlight. So shimmery!

8 comments:

  1. These looks amazing!!I love the gradient under the stamp. So pretty! I might have to give these a try!

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    1. Thanks :) it was really easy to do. It was more of an experiment that turned out nicely :P

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  3. wow, that's just perfect!! i love the color combo, so juicy and fresh, it just screems SUMMER!! :)

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    1. I know, right? Perfect summery colors.

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  4. sooo pretty! beautiful gradient!

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  5. This is very beautiful. The glitter/shimmers in your design amp up the animal print beautifully. Well done!

    I posted recently about a similar neon animal print gradient I painted by hand and I was surprised how much I loved my nails. These designs are so fun and not too hard to do.

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