Wow it seems like its been ages since I did a Nail It post.
I guess that is because of the nail strips that I applied on around two weeks ago. Yep that's right! It lasted a whopping TWO weeks. I was very impressed.
Yes there was the wear and tear on the tips but it was mostly still intact and looked good enough to keep on for so long.
I finally got sick of the design and had to take it off.
This time I opted for a gradient effect which a lot of people seem to be doing these days.
Since it is winter here in Australia I went for a less brighter look and used mossy grey greens to achieve the look.
Essie Polish - Topless and Barefoot, Da Bush, Sew Psyched
Sally Hansen Instadry top coat
Manicare nail polish remover
1. Apply base coat to protect your nails
2. Using a rectangle cut out sponge apply nail polish straight onto the sponge in colour order lightest to darkest.
3. Dap the sponge onto the nail lightly back and forth
4. Continue to reapply polish to sponge and dab onto nails until you are pleased with the outcome.
5. Apply top coat to blend all colours and finish off with a great shine.
6. Clean the edges of fingers with a cotton tip dipped in nail polish remover.
As you can see in the first photo I changed the colour direction creating darkest to lightest instead of lightest to darkest.
You can create an amazing array of different colours and designs by changing the angle of how you dab it. You have the traditional gradient from end to tip, or you can go side to side or diagonally.
I think I will be hooked on this look for quite some time.