Monday, September 10, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 10: Gradient Nails

Hi everyone!

Today is Day 10 of the 31 Day Challenge and the theme is Gradient Nails.

I haven't done a gradient in months now, so I was excited to do one for today. Unfortunately, I'm not totally pleased with the results. In my eyes, this manicure is just ok. Take a look for yourself.

The colours I used for my gradient are China Glaze Lemon Fizz and China Glaze Something Sweet. Sadly, my bottle of Something Sweet has thickened almost to the point of being unsalvageable, and I didn't realize this until I already had my gradient started. There was no turning back!

So with difficulty (and a lot of polish thinner), I managed to create a decent gradient, but still not quite up to my own standards. I know it's not as noticeable in my photos as it was in person, but there were lumps and bumps in several places from the polish just being hard to work with.

To cover up some of the sadness of the gradient, I decided to add a some subtle stamping. Using Konad White and BM-14, I added the stars onto the sides of my nails.

Hopefully you all like this even a little more than I do!

So that's ten manis down, twenty-one to go! Check back tomorrow for some polka dot nails!

And if you're interested in seeing what else I've got in store for you, you can head back to my challenge introduction post to see the prompts for the rest of the manis.


  1. Don't be too hard on yourself! I think it looks nice, but especially love the stamping :). Altogether, it's a very sweet, delicate mani.

  2. I think it looks great and I'm loving the color combo :)

  3. It's can't see any imperfections from the looks great with very sweet colors!

  4. so beautiful gradient,i love it!

  5. Oh, so pretty! Yep, I can't see any problems. So soft and sweet. Great choice of colours, even if they didn't want to work with you :)

  6. I love the color combo so pretty


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