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11/26/12

Gradiance Week | Gradient Squares

Good morning!

For Day 4 of Gradiance Week I'm sharing this design that I quickly created. I was trying to get into the "fall mood" with more fall toned colors, I think I succeeded!

These colors remind me of the desert, the sand especially. I don't know, that's all I think of when I see this design!

For this manicure I used China Glaze Below Deck as the base. I created the gradient effect with a sponge, China Glaze Desert Sun, and China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. Then I took my nail art brush and Essence Grand-PliƩ in Black created the "square" shape. You could also use tape and only tape off the squares. I finished off with top coat to blend the gradient and leave a glossy shine.

So that's it! This is one of those manicures that anyone could do, even if you mess up it's easy to go back and fix those errors.


5/6/11

China Glaze Knotty

Yesterday I painted my nails with Revlon Perplex and then added a topcoat to get longer wear. BIG mistake! Whatever topcoat I used did something weird to Perplex and the pink shimmer barely showed--even in good lighting! So I took if off today and instead gave myself a mani with this beauty.
Excuse my middle finger in the pictures below. My nail broke off when I least expected it.

And of course, here's Knotty on it's own:

China Glaze Knotty is a tan/beige  with silver and white shimmer. This is such a gorgeous glass fleck! It takes at least three coats to be opaque. When taking these pictures I noticed my skin brings out a hint of gold in Knotty.

I later went back and added dots to the sides of my nails with China Glaze Below Deck, a dark purple gray cream with a hint of purple in it.

Now that I think about it, Knotty kind of looks like sand. I think that's what China Glaze was trying to do with this polish, it fits in with the collection theme perfectly. 

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