Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 10- Gradient Nails

Hi girls and boys!

  Welcome to day 10 (OMG!!!) of the challenge. Today's task is a very simple one... Gradient Nails. I am absolutely mad about sponged gradient nails. For some reason gradients with glitters always make me think of mermaids. You guys know about my "mermaid complex" and it's just so easy for me to be inspired by beautiful mermaid tails! I asked Mr. LTHP which color scheme he would have liked to see and he said light Green to Blue... So I obliged, with beautiful results.
 So for this simple look I started with two coats of Orly Ancient Jade (which I will have a swatch of later on). For the sponging I used a little bit of "art store sponge" or "sea sponge". For the sparkly gradient I used NYX Sea of Cortez. I really love these nails. I'm not the best at gradients but I'm happy with how this one turned out. The color combination really worked out pretty well.

I hope you guys enjoyed these :). Now, Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their 
Gradient nails!


EDIT** Here is a swatch of Orly's Ancient Jade. Two coats and a coat of SV.
Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love your take on the 31 day challenge

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  2. My gradients never turn out this gorgeous - ADORE the color combination. Reminds me of the ocean

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  3. A beautiful gradient, I might steal this combo ;)

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  4. Sooo pretty! I have both polishes, I wanna try this too! I hope I have time though, hehe. Will definitely link back to you! <333 this!

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  5. Amazing gradient. You use the shades perfectly.

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  6. wow i love it! the NYX looks amazing Need it..

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  7. I love this Cris! You are the master of glitter gradients. :-D

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  8. so pretty! definitely reminds me of mermaids

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  9. I love glitter gradients! Very nice color scheme!

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  10. These are gorgeous! I love the gradient and the sparkles. Great job!

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  11. I love how this came out! The Sea of Cortez really made it POP!

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  12. Looks terrific! I just picked up Sea of Cortex on the weekend and so happy to see that its great for layering!

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  13. This is so pretty, I haven't been brave enough to try it out yet, but this really makes me want to :)

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  14. this is soo pretty, it reminds me of mermaids ! : )

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  15. This is so beautiful! LOVE this mani! :D

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  16. Yes, definitely a mermaid mani. :) Ancient Jade is lovely on it's own, but that NYX certainly takes it up a notch.

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  17. This one is sooooo pretty! Good job!

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  18. sooo pretty. perfect gradation. you have beautiful nails!

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  19. Very dreamy! Right there with you, anything implying mermaid makes me love it!

    Wonderful job :)

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  20. So pretty and mermaid-like.
    I suck at gradient nails :(
    X

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