Showing posts with label Gradient. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gradient. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2013

Zoya Stunning and Irresistible Review, Nail Art

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Today I have the most picture heavy post I have ever done and it is for the two new Zoya Collections. Right when I seen these two collections I just loved how the colors went so well together and the pairing between the two collections seemed perfect to do some nail art!

For my review I have a picture with the colors alone to have some 'swatches' for you but mainly I am concentrating on the combination of the two with nail art. These colors are gorgeous on their own, but if you are like me wearing just one color at a time doesn't happen. I have each Stunning color combined with an Irresistible color, check out the pairings below.

Since this a huge post, I added a jump make sure to click Read More for my full review!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Zoya Summer Pixie Dust Review, Part 1 with Nail Art.

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There are many reasons why today is a GREAT day, one of the main reasons is that I have Zoya's Summer Pixie Dust to share with you, and the other is that it is Friday!!! When I knew I was receiving these to review I wanted to think of some fun nail art to show you instead of regular swatches that you will be seeing from other bloggers. For today's I have Solange, Beatrix, and Destiny in a fun gradient and also macros of each color in which I will talk about their formula's.

 Pinky to Pointer is Solange, Beatrix and Destiny

Dont they make a pretty gradient? I did this gradient by hand instead of make up sponge. Now for macros with each colors desciption and formula. 

Solange- "best described as a gold metal foil sparkle featuring a Zoya EXCLUSIVE GOLD PIGMENT."  This color is defiantly the one with the most sparkle and my favorite of these three. This is with 2 coats no topcoat.

Beatrix- "best described as a tangerine metal sparkle." If you like orange this color will not disappoint! I can imagine I will get some awesome summer mani's with this color also. Shown is 2 coats, at first I thought this may take three since the first coat was so sheer but it build very well.

oops alittle blurry :S
Destiny- "best described as a coral metal sparkle." So I may of thought this was a red polish... but I am happy it is actually coral I love coral for spring :D Shown is actually 3 coats, this one was the most sheer.

Overall I have no complaints with formula or application. I am still in love with these colors and so happy to have them all. I will have my review to the last three on monday!

These will retail at $9 a bottle and $54 for all six!  Zoya Summer Pixie Dust can be found online HERE. Make sure to follow Zoya at your preferred social networking site to get inside news on deals, they always have something up their sleeve :D

Friday, February 22, 2013

Matte Gradient with Stamping

Yay it's Friday!! I hope your morning wasn't has snowy as mine, woke up to about 3 inches of snow. Just when I thought the last snow fall would be the last :( Today I am digging out some matte polish. Awhile ago I got my first manglazes and I realized the one's I got look good together. What better way to combine two colors than a gradient!

 Man Glaze: Lesbi-honest and Fatty's Got More Blood.

I love how subtle the gradient is, I added my third man glaze for a little sparkle and stamped for some nail art.

 Man Glaze: Hot Mess
 Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep

This is a simple design and it looks so pretty!! I think I will play around with matte's more often. The only thing sad about matte's is they chip faster cause no top coat, but the effect is so pretty!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

31 DC, Day 4: Pink VNC: Ombre or Gradient

 Only one more challenge left in the Valentine Nail Art Challenge!!  I have my last combination of these two challenges today also :) I was pretty lucky with these two falling together since a pink gradient is simple!

Base color is Lime Crime: Parfait Day and Wet N Wild Coloricon: Jewels for Your Highness, top coat of Out the Door.

I realized I haven't done a sparkle gradient in a long time! I usually avoid glitter since it sucks to remove. Links to the other participates of both challenge are below!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Nail Art Challege: Red or Pink

I have taken up another challenge this month which gives me a way to do some valentine themed mani's! I have never really gotten to into valetines day, probably cause I never had that someone to spend it with, or since I am not a fan of pink? ;) None the less I love doing themed mani's! 

This challenge is hosted by dayyorkLOVES. There is 10 challenges and you can do them at your own pace, it is running from the 1st-14th. To see what kind of theme's we have check out below.

Now onto my mani! This is a new technique to me, I figured it would be a great way to combine red and pink without it being a normal gradient! This is a called a Reciprocal Gradient, Globe and Nail has an awesome tutorial on how to do this you can visit that here.

I used butter LONDON: Pillar Box Red and Zoya: Shelby, top coat of Out the Door.

Isn't this a sweet technique!?! It kind of psyches you out when you first look at it, at least it does to me. The only thing that was a pain to me is cutting all the stripping tape, I am just not a patience nail artist. Otherwise it is super easy since it is just two gradients! Make sure to check out the other participants below!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Glequin Gradient

OMG today's nails will not disappoint you if you love gradients and sparkles!! I have been trying to think out of the box and come up with something new. I was staring at my container of glequins and decided I need to use more of them. When I saw how many awesome color combinations I could do I thought of making a gradient with them, and came up with this.

The colors for the gradient are Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep, Kleancolor: Metallic Aqua , piCture pOlish: Bomb Shell, and top coat of Out the Door

Isn't it just gorgeous!!!! I originally only did my ring finger in the glequins but I decided to add the middle finger (after my sisters approval) she wanted me to include her in this post. Than I almost did all my nails covered in glequins cause it's so sparkly!! I see this design reappearing alot :D

Monday, January 28, 2013

Metalic Neutral Gradient

I have gotten back into doing gradients lately, and was digging thru my stash to find some different colors to do one with. I ended up choosing a few neutral metallic's and love how it turned out!

I used Essie: Good as Gold, Penny Talk, Zoya: Codie, and top coat of Out the Door

Isn't she a beauty? I just love gradients!! The metallic in the Essie's really makes this gradient pop! I forgot about doing gradients with metallic's, my last one was sooo long ago, you can check it out here. Hope you enjoy today's mani!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Horizontal Stripe Glitter Gradient

My NOTD is a sparkly gradient with hoirzonal stripes :) I used stripping tape and did a gradient over the tape. I have been alittle crazy with metallics if you haven't noticed.
Base color is one coat of Essie: Good as Gold, and the sparkle is China Glaze: Glitter All the Way, Top coat of Out the Door.
Check out Neverland Nail Blog here to see where my inspiration came from :) Lindsey always comes up with cute easy mani's.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Laser Tape Gradient

Today I have a nail art technique that I have seen alot on other blogs and have been meaning to try it out. It's pretty simple and the effect is alot of fun!
I started with two coats of China Glaze: Avalanche, once that dried I applied laser tape in different design and sponged on Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep to the top of the nail. Top coat of Out the Door.
I love the two metallics together, and how the lines vanish into the base coat.  This is a quick design that you could do with alot of color combinations.  I forgot how much fun laser tape can be this was a great refesher :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Today I have the Gradient that I did for my review for Into the Blue.
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For the green gradients I used China Glaze: Re-fresh Mint and Zoya: Wednesday. Than for the blue gradients I used China Glaze: Shower Together and Color Club: Take me to Your Chateau. Top coat of Out the Door.
I love the pastel colors and green and blue together so cute! Into the Blue by Pretty Polish looked great over it as well, make sure to check out that post here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nail Mail/Yellow-Orange Gradient

I got some great nail mail few days ago and now that I am caught up on my posting I can share with you my new goodies. Look at all the Color Clubs!! There is no store near me that sells this brand and yet it is my favorite! :( I got one color there that is for a coworker she wanted China Glaze: For Audrey, than I was searching for a yellow and green. One color that I am disappointed in is the China Glaze: Refresh-Mint, hopefully the color will turn out better in a mani.
To start with showing off the colors I have a fire like gradient. I Start with one coat of Color Club: Most Famous, with make up sponge apply Most Famous and Color Club: Lava Lamp. Top coat of Out the Door
I like how this color pops alot, the Lava Lamp is a neon orange/red so bright! I cold totally do a sweet fire mani with these colors!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pink Gradient for Mom

Today's mani is one I did. for my mom, she wanted one to go with the dress she wore for my friends wedding. She isn't one to wear to bright of colors so its usually hard figure out what to do, but thanks to  her dress I got to use some brighter pinks :)
First did a base coat of Orly: Flirty Girl. Colors I used for the gradient was Flirty Girl, Zoya: Shelby, OPI: La Paz-itively hot. Top coat of Out the Door,
Doesn't it look so pretty next to her dress?  I think this gradient was a great way to have something subtle but at the same time bright!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magnetic Gradient

I have a super fun mani today! I am sure by now we have all seen the magnetic polishes, but my thought is what kind of creations can you come up with magnetic polishes? I stumbled upon Laurie from Dressed up Digits post of doing gradients with the magnetic polishes!! Now this is exciting...
To start you do a normal gradient, using make up sponge I used my two magnetic polishes I have. Nabi: burgundy color and Icing: Graphite color. (They don't have names) I applied the gradient twice to make sure I had enough polish on the nail. Than to make the polish wet again so the magnet will attract the pieces you apply a top coat (one that isn't quick drying) and place magnet above nail, hold for 20 sec. You are left with a magnetic gradient!!
I love this idea SO much, i may end up buying a couple more magnetic polishes before they disappear :) The only disappointment I have with the magnetic affect is that the magnets aren't always strong enough to get the sides of my nails since they are more rounded than flat.
Do you know of any techniques to help the cause?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Holo Gradient

I recently bought Spectraflair top coat off of etsy from Pretty Polish, and have been wanting to do a fun design with it. I decided upon doing a gradient since it has also been awhile since I have done one. This is also my first time using three colors for a gradient rather than two.
Colors I used were, Zoya: Kendal, OPI: Pamplona Pink, Orly: Plum Noir, Spectraflair Top Coat.
Macro shot of the holo greatness!

Here is a picture also of just the gradient alone, which is gorgeous also!
Wow I love this mani! The holoness is amazing, and the colors are gorgeous. I think I am going to like the spectraflair topcoat alot. It is the cheapest holo top coat that also comes in a 15mL bottle rather than smaller bottles like Glitter Gal and Hits.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sparkle Tips With Copper

As much as I loved the copper from yesterday I HAD to add this color to my mani. Of course you can't go wrong with some glitter tips.

The color is Orly: Ingenue. I used a make up sponge to add glitter tips, than top coat of Out the Door.
This Orly is SO pretty, its a brown/pink/gold sparkle. I consider it a sparkle duo chrome since it shifts colors. It is absolutely gorgeous in the sun as you can see, it might even be better than a Hologram! Simple but beautiful.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Gradient and Second Stamping

As I explained in my last post that I will be going on vacation to the warmer state Alabama! Leaving at 5:00am Friday Morning :) For the occasion I wanted to have a bright mani. Bought all my neons and than got creative.
For the main color I choose NYC: Water Street Blue, 2 coats and topped it with Orly: Love Each Other, but not on my ring fingers. For my gradient colors I choose, in order from bottom to top of nail- Studio M: Neon Greenlight, Art Club Nailart Duo: Neon Yellow, China Glaze: Orange Knockout (Neon), and lastly Studio M: Neon Pink. For my stamp I choose the Palm Tree design that came with Salan Express and used my Black Nail Art from Art Club.

I am totally obsessed with how this mani came out!! More neon colors and styles to come while I am on my vacation, since it just seems suitable! Next post might not be till Saturday or Sunday fyi, ill be on the road!
Enjoy your weekend!