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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.


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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