Tuesday, May 22, 2012

7 Day Challenge Day 5: Favorite Effect

I had to think about this part of the challenge for quite a while. I had a few ideas that I wasn't to excited about but I didn't have any other options. I pulled up my blogger feed one morning to see that gradient nails went viral. I feel like it happened so fast! Next thing you know, gradients of all colors of the rainbow are everywhere! I love it! But let me tell you, it's not easy. I spent a long time practicing with many colors before I came up with a gradient that I liked.

So I started this manicure with two coats of China Glaze Agent Lanvender, which I must say is lovely on its own. I let that COMPLETELY dry before I started sponging with China Glaze Grape Pop. I used the widely used sponging technique shown by The Nailasaurus. The only difference is that I brushed the polish directly onto the sponge instead of blending them. My gradient isn't as 'flowy' for this reason. Either way, for my first try I think it turned out pretty good! I can't wait to practice and do gradients with bright summer colors! I topped off my manicure with Seche and there you go. I hope you like!

Don't forget to check out the other Bloggers' Effect Nails for this challenge!

Alaina - The Little Canvas - http://thelittlecanvas.blogspot.com
Ryan - Dream A Little Dream of Polish - http://dreamalittledreamofpolish.blogspot.com/ 
Ave - Polish Pixelle - http://www.polishpixelle.com
Nicole - My Nails. My Polish - http://www.missnik7.blogspot.com/
Kristen - In the Name of Polish - http://inthenameofpolish.blogspot.com/
Amanda - Fashion Footing - Shttp://fashionfooting.blogspot.com/
Stephanie - Sincerely Stephanie - http://sincerelystephaniee.blogspot.com/

xo Meg


  1. so pretty!!!! super love this because of the purple :)

  2. Came out great! I still haven't tried a gradient... I am soooo slow on this trend haha. You've inspired me though - I'll try it next week!

  3. Very pretty! I haven't tried a gradient either.... I should try one soon!