Friday, December 7, 2012

Feeling Blue

Hi loves!

Happy Fridayyyy :)  Here's something I wore earlier in the week.. I loved this, and wish I could have kept it on longer but it chipped within 2 days.  Boo.


This was probably my best gradient yet!  All polishes used in this many are Essie.  I started off with two easy coats of Where's my Chauffeur?, then using a makeup sponge I sponged on all at the same time:  Bobbing for Baubles, Butler Please and Where's my Chauffeur?.  I then added two coats of OPI The Man With the Golden Gun, which was supposed to be a Christmas present, but C was too excited to keep it hidden until then.  Ha.  I love that my hunny enables this polish addiction ;)


For the accent I started with two coats of No Place like Chrome the using striping tape I created squared and painted them in using the same blue polishes used above.


What are your thoughts on gradients?

Have a great weekend everyone :)

22 comments:

  1. This looks so amazing! I love the checkerboard pattern!

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  2. I love the gold with the gradient and I love that your husband couldn't keep a secret :) Mine's like that, too. It's kind of adorable and really cool that they're so excited to give us something.
    I really like gradients, but they seem to have a learning curve, lol. I haven't exactly mastered sponging. I'm content to look at other people's art. ;) Yours is really pretty.

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    1. lol I find it so cute too, he tries REALLY hard to hide things but either I end up figuring it out or he can't hold it in and just tells me. A friend of mine had to secretly tell him to stop talking about engagement rings because I was getting suspicious!
      It took me a little while to get a hang of gradients.. I still screw them up lol! Thank you :)

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  3. It looks gorgeous, I love how those colors go together :) I love gradients, they can be edgy or classy or anything in between, it just depends on the colors you use; and I love me some versatile techniques! ;)
    I am also dying for that Gold Top Coat, man I am so lusting over it! It makes your mani look complete, IMO.

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    1. I just checked eBay and the cheapest one is at Eur.37! Hahaha! That's not going to happen (for now)! So I'll keep lusting over this mani instead! ;)

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    2. Yikes, that translates to nearly $50 CAD!

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  4. Wow, this is GORGEOUS! I am so scared to try gradients! Your mani inspired me, so I just might have to go for it!

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    1. Dooo it, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  5. This is so gorgeous! I love all of the blues, your ring finger is sooo cute!!
    I really want to get Butler Please but I dread the idea of $8 for a polish. :(
    It's so cute that he couldn't keep the secret haha!

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    1. I KNOW! I hate the price of Essie polishes, but I absolutely love them :/

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  6. Whoa this looks amazing! I love the gradients and I love your accent!!

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    1. This was such a fun mani.. I wish they would last longer! Thanks Trace!

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  7. Holy amazaballs batman! This is soooo pretty, I can understand why you wouldn't want to take it off!!

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    1. haha this actually made me laugh when I first read it :P Thank you!!

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  8. Lol, I am terrible at keeping presents secret. I always end up telling to early. This mani is just gogeous!

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    1. lol I find it so cute when people can't hold it in!
      Thank you so much :)

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  9. This looks amazing! Especially love the accent :D

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  10. Oh holy crap! This is so pretty!!! Gradients, taping, too much amazingness happening at once! People must have been so impressed by this! I don't even want to close this tab with your nails on them they are so pretty :)

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