Friday, March 21, 2014

Gradient vs. Glitter ♥

Heya lovelies!

How are you all? ♥

I finally got my work week done, and it's time for the 4-day weekend (yay!) which will include having a great time with both of our families and such. That means I'll spend tomorrow cleaning the apartment and sorting out my closet and all things like that.

Also, it's been snowing today, which seems weird, but if the forecasts are correct, after this it should get all warmer and spring-like. I really hope so, because I have a ton of outfit ideas but I need warmer weather to actually wear them outside. ;)

Anyway, today I really wanted to share some nail art with you. If some of you are wondering why I have them almond shaped nowadays, it's because squares are simply too fragile to work. The corners get all chipped off and they lose their shape. So I decided I'd get rid of the squares for as long as I work where I work now, and maybe give them another try later on. But I gotta say I've been loving this shape more than  thought.

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But, to the art. First up we have this purple gradient with a matte finish that I loved so, so much. I've never been a big fan of purple but on nails it kind of fascinates me a lot.

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The polishes I used were China Glaze White On White, Sweet Hook, Charmed, I'm Sure, Grape Pop, Spontaneous, Glitz'N Pieces, and L'Oreál Color Riche 916 Confettis. The matte top coat used is from Born Pretty Store (their own top coat), and the studs are also from there.

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Here I also tried the sponges included in the China Glaze Ombré Kit. As I expected, they're not as great as your usual makeup sponges, so if you're into trying out gradient, just trust the makeup sponges.

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The other one today is just a simple glitter bomb I threw together for Oscars. I wanted something that has anything to do with the event, and so I decided on lots and lots of glitter.

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The polishes I used for this glitter madness are China Glaze Smoke And Ashes, Fairy Dust and Snow Globe. I'm still on the fence whether I actually like this mani of not, but it really has nice elements to it.

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The pictures don't really give justice to the glitter, but you know, it's nearly impossible to photo anyway. I love the way the multicolored glitter comes alive on top of the dark polish. Under, you can see a picture with flash just to get a better idea about the glitter. (Gosh, I totally need to learn how to photograph it.)

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But that's it for today. I would really like to know what you guys think about these nails, and if you want, you can give suggestions about themed manis you'd like to see here so I can create tutorials for them. ;)

Now, I'll head to bed so I can get up early and get the house sparkling clean for our guests of the weekend! See you soon though, I might have time to post something tomorrow, and on Saturday, you get to enjoy one guest post I'm pretty excited about. So stay tuned!

Have a fabulous day ♥

4 comments:

  1. The new nail shape looks great and you made gorgeous polish combinations!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. The shape of the nails is perfect. I might try it myself. I love the purple ones. They're so fun and glamorous.

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    1. They'd suit you well! And they're relatively easy to manage :) ♥

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