Last Sunday I attempted my first full on chevron manicure and I loved the way it came out. Well this Sunday is was time to try a full on gradient. I have done a full gradeint in the past but only once and it didn’t blend too welll. I think I have fixed that problem using some beautiful pastel shades from Megan over at Ethereal Lacquer. I had been lemming her pretties since I first saw them and was fortunate enough to meet up with Megan last week.
I used a base of Cult Nails ‘Tempest’ and then sponged on some of Ethereal Lacquer’s Neon Nectar and Chelsea Rose. They both worked great for using in a gradient. Neon Nectar is a little more jelly like then the creaminess Chelsea Rose has but still was able to show opacity over the white. Theses photos are without topcoat but they still look so blended. I’m not a gradient expert, this being my second time doing one, but I gotta say I am pretty proud of the gradient I achieved. But I couldn’t just stop there.
I did what I do and added a clear and white marble to it! I don’t think I could be more in love. For the water marble I used Tempest and OPI nail envy (a trick I learned from IG: Jessuhhhkuh).Nail Envy worked great for it didn’t dry up as fast as some other clear coats I’e used before. Now prepare for some photo spam of this manicure.
Did I mention these shades from Ethereal Lacquer glow in black light? This seems to be a trend for Sunday’s, elegance and glowiness.
I love the elegance of this whole look. The two colors look fab together and the white just makes them pop even more.
How do you guys feel about my 2nd gradient attempt?
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