Monday, August 15, 2011

Muffin Monday!! China Glaze Sea Spray Gradient ♥

Happy Muffin Monday!

  Today I have yet another color that was long overdue for it's own post. Sea Spray came from their Spring Anchors Away Collection. I've worn it once... I should have worn it about a millions times before... Anyways, here is what I ended up with :). 
  So there is quite a bit going on for this mani. I started with a base of Two coats of Sea Spray. This, BTW, is an all China Glaze mani. After letting my base dry I sponged with Shower Together and then sponged the tips with White on White. After that was all done I went back and sponged just a bit of White Cap over the whole gradient to give the look some sparkle. For the sponging I used a piece of make up wedge. To finalize the look I used plate BM201 and Rodeo Fanatic for the stamp and one coat of Seche Vite.

  This is what the sponging looked like before I added the White Cap sponging. I really loved this look as well. 

I would never forget a pic of Muffin! ♥

  And here is a swatch of Sea Spray. A beautiful, very soft Greyed-out Blue pearly creme... The shimmer is very soft and really only comes out in Sunlight. This color has a little bit of a tricky formula. It is very pigmented and a little sticky and thick. Not tooooo terrible but it does take a patient and steady hand.
Isn't this such a lovely color? I have to say this is one of my top picks from the Spring 2011 collections. I think it's a great color for any season and any skin tone. It's just so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I sure did! Got my first massage and everything!
♥ Cristina

34 comments:

  1. This mani is amazing!!
    I love it!!

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  2. LOVE this! What a pretty mani. I really like the sparkle White Cap added :)

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  3. This is gorgeous! love all of the colors, but especially when they are all together. That stamp is one of my favorites! Nicely done!

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  4. This is really cool! I will have to try this!

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  5. Cris this is gorgeous! I love how the sponging picture looks, it's like you made waves!

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  6. This is sooo cute! I love the gradient/stamp combo. Do you think Zoya Breezi is a dupe for Shower Together? I keep wanting to buy Shower Together but it reminds me of Breezi so much I always back out.

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  7. How did Sea Spray stay under my radar for so long?!?! Is it a blue or a gray? Can't tell from google swatches... I loooove the shade it shows up in on your blog!!!

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  8. I'll put my cat to choose my nail polish too.

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  9. Very pretty and your nails are beautiful!

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  10. Wow this is really gorgeous . Everything just falls together .

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  11. I love how the colors and the effects capture the color's name... I see this mani and I instantly think of the sea side... so relaxing :)

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  12. I love this mani!! Definitely one of my favorites :)

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  13. Stunning manicure! And I love your cat! *_*

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  14. This is so pretty woman! I LOVE it!

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  15. All that work really paid off! I love it!

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  16. Wow, this is gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! :D

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  17. This looks sooooo great!

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  18. this is gorgeous! the colour itself it beautiful!

    shel xx

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  19. Your cat always puts a smile on my face! Love this!

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  20. Great sponging and like White Cap over it. However this collection from CG still bugs me because they kept it out of all Sally's and made it exclusive release to only a few other outlets. I depend on Sallys to be my go to place for CG and I hated to see CG take this collection and put it elsewhere only. I had to buy the shades I wanted out of it (all but one) on the secondary market and I KNOW that was not the intent for CG to have use who live in the boonies have to turn to).

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  21. Hey this looks really cool!! nice touch with the sponging

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  22. Those colors are pure awesomeness and when you stamp them all over it is so much better.
    I have to say that Muffin really have taste for colors ;)

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  23. SO pretty! I love how the stamping pattern looks like it's floating just above the base colors. It looks awesome! I love the colors and the stamping pattern .. what am I talking about? I love ALL OF IT!

    *reminder for self: try to find a konad kit at beauty supply stores in the area*

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