Friday, August 10, 2012

Nail experiment

This was only a semi-successful nail technique experiment. I may only wear it for two hours and decide I hate it and take it all off and try something else, but I thought I'd take a picture of it first.

One of my favorite nail polish techniques is gradient nails. That's when you blend multiple colors so that it's a different color at the tip than it is at the bottom. When it's done right it's absolutely beautiful. I've been trying to pull it off for a week and I haven't knocked it out of the park yet. It actually looks really simple, you basically just use a sponge and carefully sponge the colors on. It's trickier than it looks though. I can never get it to blend as seamlessly as I've seen it done online.

So I tried it again today and go so-so results. I love the colors I used. The bottom is a Zoya color called Zuza and the top color is a China Glaze color called Grape Juice. They look great together and make a beautiful blend. On a couple of my fingers I pulled it off pretty well, but others didn't blend as well. I need more practice.

Since I didn't love my gradient job I decided to camouflage my mistakes a bit with a nail stamp. I chose this one because it reminds me of fish scales and I thought it would go well with the colors. The polish has a bit of a metallic sparkle to it that's hard to see in the picture. The whole thing has a big of a Rainbow Fish vibe, lol. I considered painting in a few sparkly scales, but then I realized that I was getting carried away. (Who, me?)

Anyway, the result is interesting but not perfect. It's kind of cool looking, I guess. I'll live with it for a bit before I decide if I like it or not.

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