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Sunday, September 9, 2012

31DC2012: Day 9 - Rainbow

I am super excited for the nails I have to show you today! Though I have a feeling that many other bloggers may have done a similar manicure to me for the challenge today. x)

By the way, I'm not sure if it's noticeable but I did file my nails down a bit. They were looking a little weird in photos and since I have a blog and like to take photos of my nails, I obviously want them to look nice in the photos. :P I do like my nails long though, and I probably wouldn't go any shorter than they are now (by choice anyway).

I saw a tutorial by a girl on Instagram called ohtammm for a rainbow gradient! It looked really gorgeous so I thought I'd try it for today. :) \
I wasn't super happy with it when I tried it, because I accidentally mixed up where I put two of the colours and when they blended together, they didn't look pretty. :( So it didn't turn out looking really rainbow-ish but it wasn't so bad.

I then decided to do a more traditional rainbow gradient on my other hand. x) I like it a lot better than the other one, but I'm going to show you both. :)

Sam @ The Nailasaurus has a good tutorial for a gradient if you're looking for one (you should be able to find it on her sidebar, it's one of her most popular posts).

The polishes used for both of these looks were:

  • China Glaze - Dance Baby
  • Essie - Fear or Desire
  • China Glaze - Kinetic Candy
  • NYC - Lemon
  • OPI - Do You Lilac It
A tip I'd have to give is definitely to wet your sponge beforehand and ring it out, it helps for the polish not to sink into the sponge so much.



Anna (LUSH nails) said...

I also prefeer your 'traditional' rainbows but both blends are fab! So glad you put the tip about the wet sponge as we'll all be trying gradients for tomorrow's challenge.

Shelby Swatches said...

I'm really enjoying this kind of tie-dye mani!

btw, I'm a new follower :)

Elissa said...

@Shelby Swatches Hi Shelby! Thanks so much and thankyou for following!! :)

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