Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nail Art Challenge Day Six: Gradient Nails

Hello, wonderful nail polish addicts! It's finally time for day six: gradients! I've been looking forward to this day of the challenge for the entire month, so here goes!

And for anyone who wants to see what's in store for the rest of the challenge:

So for this one, I used three shades of purple separated by striping tape to make my gradient look. Actually, I think this counts as ombre instead, but the two words are used interchangeably so often that I don't think it matters.

Can you guys tell this is my first time using striping tape? I had some trouble with it, so it's not as perfect as I wanted, but for my first try, I think it turned out pretty well.

Oh, yeah, I also tried out Seche Vite! I'm in love with this stuff already. The smell makes me feel like it's killing my brain cells or something, but it's sooo smooth and shiny!

Anyway, onto the pictures! Since I'm going to be mentioning the colors in my captions, I'm going to list them here instead of at the bottom of the post.

Base coat:
Top purple:
Middle purple: Orly - Ingenue
Bottom purple: Zoya - Aurora
Top coat: Seche Vite

I used not one but TWO unuseds for this challenge - Ingenue and Aurora. I'd originally planned to just use Ingenue with one coat in the middle and two coats on the bottom, but there wasn't enough difference, so I brought out Aurora. I'm so happy I used it!

Anyway, onto the pictures:

Fancy angle time! Isn't Aurora so pretty?
I'm loving how 3D it looks.

Another angle

One more different angle

With my handy dandy sign

Close up (sort of)

Annd a blurry photo! I just wanted to show how glittery and
awesome Aurora is. I am completely in love with this polish.

Taa-daa! What do you wonderful ladies think of my gradient (ombre?) manicure? Let me know in the comments! We've got three days left in the challenge - make sure you see them by following me here, 'liking' on Facebook, and following on Twitter. And make sure to thank Erica's Nails and More for this wonderful challenge, while you're at it! 


  1. These are awesome! The colours are so pretty and I love this idea :D

    1. Thanks, Sam :) I'm glad you liked how the colors turned out. Using Aurora was kind of a split decision, so I'm so relieved it worked!

  2. I am in LOVE with this gradient <3


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