Monday, October 22, 2012

"This is Halloween" Nail Art Challenge: Gradient

Hello again!! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Can't wait for the next one, yes? :P

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.
Today's nail art challenge prompt is "Gradient"! Yay! I love doing gradients. Well, ever since I read the tutorial by Sammy over at the Nailasaurus, I love doing gradients!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

For this look I started out with a base of Milani White Out. I then layered Orly Orange Crush over that. Orange Crush is a sheer, yellow-orange jelly. I topped all of that with a quick coat of Seche Vite to dry it faster. Once it was dry, I used a make-up sponge with some more Orange Crush and China Glaze Riveting. I love how this turned out--the light orange at the top and then fade to the darker and shimmery Riveting. Take a look at it in the sun:

Outdoors, sunlight, no flash.

After this was all dry, I used BM-13 and Konad Special Polish in black to stamp the spiders and their webs. I topped it all with a coat of NYC's In a New York Minute Fast Dry topcoat. My thumb came out the best.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Orange and black are classic Halloween colors, and I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out.

Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

See what the others did for this one below!

More soon!! ^_^


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    1. Thank you!! It was one of the rare times (for me, at least) when what I envisioned actually came out that way! ^_^

  2. This looks really cool! Bravo!

  3. This is awesome! Love the colours and the spider looks great

    Stories of an English Rose

  4. I adore this manicure!!! Great job ;)

  5. Thank you for the feedback! I LOVE reading and appreciate your comments! ^_^