Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Xmas sponge gradient

I try to avoid nail art that requires too much clean up.  This is one of the reasons why I don't do stamping, it's too messy for me.  Anyway, this weekend I decided to tough it up and try something different, something that I hadn't tried in years.  I wrapped my fingers with tape like they do in those tutorials, and it worked pretty well.  Except for the gold foil that stuck to the skin everywhere around the nails, after clean-up

Overall, I was happy with the result.  I used the Ulta Beauty wedges for applying make up.  They worked pretty well in my opinion.  I'll have to try it with cremes and report back, because I know those type of sponge-gradients are harder to achieve.  My point here, was trying to combine three different finishes in one gradient: Holographic, Foil, and Glitter.

Layering Order:
1 coat Different Dimension Up All Night
1 coat NailNation 3000 Falling For You (tips only)
Sponge: Different Dimension Up All Night, Pahlish Golden Nougat, and NailNation Falling For You
1 coat Darling Diva Polish Little Red Corvette
Dior Gel Coat