Thursday, September 6, 2012

My First Sponge Gradient

Hello! Today I will be sharing my first gradient manicure. EEeekkkk! :)

I was inspired by a manicure I saw on Lucy's Stash ,where the awesome and talented Becky, from A Polish Addict, did it using the same 2 Zoya colors!














I used Nfu-Oh #52, Zoya "Charla" and Zoya "Zuza"








































I started with a base color coat of Zuza, then with a makeup sponge I painted a line each of Zuza, next to Charla. applied it with a couple dabs.








































Then I followed-up and applied the Nfu-Oh flakie directly to the tips. :) Unfortunately you can barely see the flakies, but the dark base of the Nfu-Of still complimented the manicure nicely.








































I loved this manicure and the colors were awesome!  My nails were way too long for me, so after this manicure, I had to cut them down, not a lot but enough to operate like a normal human being, LOL! Check out my thumb nail...














Eeekkk, it needed it's own zip code :)  After all my layers were done, I topped with with my normal 2 coats of top coat and I was all done.

Keep it Sweet!

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8 comments:

Michy said...

I actually just posted something similar on my blog this week. :D It's such a pretty manicure!

*°+*°* vé *°*+°* said...

wonderfull...I really love Zoya polishes and you nails look fab with this manicure...
kiss
vendy

Sonidlo Nail Polish said...

I haven´t tried gradient manicure yet... I must say that your first try looks very good!

Tini said...

Gorgeous! Love the color palette.

Simona LightYourNails said...

I can't believe this is your first gradient: it's gorgeous!

Freshie said...

Those colors sing together! Mesmerized by the Nfu-Oh!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I want to try something like this myself and you have definitely inspired me as your nails are just beautiful.

beachgal said...

Great color choices - and congrats on doing your first sponge gradient - kind of easy uh? Even I can do it! I have tried it using a few different techniques as far as how to apply the gradient...going to next try using those disposable eye shadow sponge tip applicators - just saw that one this past week. Seems like I will have a lot more control using those.