Day 20/21 water marble inspired by a color

I always complain about water marbling, but this time I actually tried to make it look good and although it took a really long time (probably about an hour) I think I’m pretty happy with my results. I also really like three colors that I used. these colors are really cool together and I’m pretty happy overall.

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Day 10- gradient

I usually dread the “gradient” day because I’m not too good at choosing colors that work well and Im also just not good at making it work, but today is the exception! I am so happy with this and I really don’t want to take it off tomorrow!

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Day 23- Caviar nails

I really dont like the caviar nail trend, and I wasn’t willing to spend money just for the challenge if this is the only time I’d even do this look, so I took a new sparkly black I got and did polka dots. Theres my “caviar” ūüôā

Colors:

Base Coat- Essie Grow Faster

Essie- Jazz

OPI Sephora- If You’ve Got It, Haunt It

Milani- Digital

Top Coat- Seche Vite

Day 31- Recreate a Mani You Love/Day 1- Red

Well, this has been really fun, and this is my last post. Yes I know. technically its April 1st and I missed my last day, but yesterday was easter so gimme a break! I loved this mani from Blanketprint, so I decided to recreate it. Its not hard to do, but it is a really striking nail design! very fierce. RAWR.

(EDIT) and, Craftynail alerted me of another 31 day challenge that is going on (EEP) i might do it, and this one just happens to fit perfectly with the day 1 of this challenge! I guess I’m just fated to join!

If you would like to join, you can check it out here:

http://shortandsweetintexas.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/april-30-day-challenge-starts-monday/

okay here it is:

Colors Used:

Base Coat- Essie Millionails

Revlon- Red Bikini

Revlon- 24K

Confetti- Lucky Licorice

Color Club- Cadillac Red

Milani- Black Skech

Top Coat- Seche Vite

Day 10- Gradient

For the gradient, i decided to go dark because of the brightness of the rainbow! i used Sation Seriously Slate and LA Colors Black Velvet. Sation Seriously Slate is Seriously pretty! i know its a grey-black color but it kind of reminds my of graphite and it has little shiny flecks and i really like it a lot!

this picture is just sation seriously slate,  no top coat. shiny and pretty!

 

here is my gradient, its very subtle, but i actually like it a lot!

 

i decided to add a matte top coat on it, i used OPI for Sephora’s Matte Top coat, it still has a little shine but it gives it a cool gunmetal look i think.

 

 

 

 

close up of the matte-ness

 

thumb, matte, but you cant see the gradient at all! i guess i souldve used a lighter gray as my base. oh well! 

this was the first time i ever did a gradient, so i think it turned out ok, although i should have used more contrasting colors! i learned how to do a gradient here if you would like to check it out on your own!