Tuesday, June 5, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neons Weekend Mani

Hi loves!!

  Today I have a mani I did last Friday to rock during this, most eventful, weekend. I really wanted to do something that was eye- catching and colorful so the choice was made that I would be doing something with a watermarble. I know I still owe you guys swatches of the China Glaze Summer Neons 2012 but I cannot stop playing with them in terms on nail art. Here is what I landed on.
  For this tropical mani I started with a base of One coat of Milani White on the Spot. Once my White canvas was dry I went to town with colors. There are few things I love more than seeing a plain white canvas be transformed. I went for the Index/ Middle finger accents in gradients. For the gradient nails I used Surfin for Boys, Beach Cruise-r and Ride the Waves. For the gradient technique I tried yet another tutorial which I have posted below. For the marbled nails I used Loves a Beach, Splish- Splash and Sun Kissed. I just love all these colors together. Just TOO much fun!  Of course they were topped off in my mandatory coat of INM Northern Lights and Seche Vite.
 I kind of sort of love how the pigments in the color blended together in the marbling to create new colors on top of the already awesome neons. I got tons of compliments on these and I was so not looking forward to taking these off. I really cannot wait to show you guys swatches of these China Glaze Summer Neons.

**EDIT** For my marbled fingers I used filtered water and in shot glass. I found that using a shot glass allowed me to get more swirls onto my tiny nails than the small paper cups I had been using. Since the shot glass is such a small diameter it requires less polish to create a tight bullseye. 

Here is the tutorial I followed for my gradient. Nikkie used a nude base, which I realize now I should have done on my gradient nails instead of my white base. I love this girl. She is crazy talented!
Thanks for stopping by!

(**CG Summer neons provided for review**)

31 comments:

  1. wow I LOVE this . I wasnt going to get any of the neons but now I might have to.

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  2. I love the combo with the gradient and water marbling. And it's so bright and fun!!

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  3. I looove the gradients! Fabulous!

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  4. This is amazingly gorgeous.

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  5. so gorgeous it's ridiculous! Love!

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  6. Gorgeous. This is crazy awesome.

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  7. I love the pink & blue!!! Very cool!

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  8. This mani is absoluteley gorgeous! The colors are so fun and I love the combination of techniques... beautifull done! :)

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  9. This is so bright and spacey looking! It reminds me of Lisa Frank:)

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  10. I love China Glaze so much and this has reminded me why! X Wonderlustnails

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  11. I love neons right now and you're making me love them even more!

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  12. I hated neons until I started seeing all these gradients and watermarbles going around.. and you incorporated the best of both worlds! :) This mani really makes me want to get some neon polishes..

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  13. Reminds me of a 70ies disco, haha! Really cool design for summer.

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  14. I will definitely be trying this for myself. I love your nails with it's white base though. I love your whole mani it' epically awesome!

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  15. This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!

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  16. Oh my goodness I LOVE this!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  17. Omg I am so in love with this manicure! It's so colorful and fun :D

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  18. love neons and this is one of the most gorgeous neon manis i've seen in a long time! :))

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  19. Those nails are fabulous! I am totally going to run out to Sally's tomorrow and snag these colors so I can do it this week. LOVE it! And that video is sooo amazing! She was so awesome I just had to subscribe! haha

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  20. This would have to be the BEST nail art i've ever seen you do. This one is absolutely incredible and am really impressed!

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  21. OMG this is too gorgeous for words!

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  22. The mani is so gorgeous! I love the colours, and it came out amazingly! xx

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  23. These gradient nails are really really gorgeous!
    Marble nails are great too, but I'm in love with the colour combo you used to realize the gradient :)

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  24. Hoooow did you get neons to work with the water marbling? I tried to do one last night (inspired by this post, of course) and my neons just didn't work at all! Dried waaay too fast! I had some china glaze and some nina pro ultra I was using.

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  25. ♥ it! Especially the combo of gradient and watermarble!

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  26. this is so beautiful... I might have to water marble soon:)

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  27. hi there! great pics, amazing work. i've been doing marbleing, with some serious success. no joke! my only prob is my top coat. it seems to run all the colors together. boo! i've used opi top coat. out the door. and poshe. all smear! what do you use??

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