Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gradient Manicure

March 3:

Spring is slowly approaching and I really want winter to stick around for another two months or so but this manicure that I have today screams fall to me. Awhile back I bought 6 bottles of polish from the OPI Burlesque collection and I was satisfied with that. Then, while at a trip to Ulta, I saw they had some of the Burlesque polishes on clearance...score!!! At first I picked up "Let Me Entertain You" but I ended up going back for "Take The Stage" and "Rising Star".

TTS and RS are meant for each other!!! They are so beautiful on their own and together they melt into each other. So naturally I had to do a gradient manicure with them. First I did three coats of Rising Star, then I sponged on two coats of Take The Stage on the top half of my nail. To add some sparkle I sponged on SOPI's "Only Gold For Me" and finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

This was my first gradient manicure and I would consider it a success. It reminds me of fall leave and butterfly wings...anyone else?

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress


  1. This looks super!! I love, love love it!!

  2. Definitely a success!
    It looks like a sunset on crack. :3

  3. @Une Ruxi a Paris: Thanks so much! This is one of my favorite manicures :D

    @ChaosButterfly: Thanks!!! It totally is a sunset on crack hahahaha

  4. I love it too! <3
    Great mani! You should do sponge technique more often! ;)

  5. @Kvacka: Thanks!! I was really surprised at how easy it was, I definitely will have more. Maybe a holo gradient next time :) Thanks for the suggestion!