Saturday, October 26, 2013

Green gradient with black rhinestones

This is the fifth day of United in Green and me and other bloggers are as you probably know by now trying to remove some prejudges about depression since October is Depression awareness month which Karin at Vacker&Underbar pointed out. I written a lot about my thoughts and discussed different research about depression during this week so if you want you can check it out.

For today I have another set of archive nails, like the whole week has been. This time it's a nail art I wore earlier this summer when my nails where super long. I really loved them like this but now afterwards I must say I prefer a much more square shaped tip than this rounded. The rounded tip isn't something I've done by purpose though! it's a combination of a period of no scissors/clippers and no nail file and the regular wear and tear has created this shape! Weird ha? Now I've found both scissors and files so in the future I'll try keep them more square shaped. About this nail art then, I made another nail art (which I haven't showed yet(!)) which inspired this manicure and also another one that I made most recently in holo.

I really wanted that the gradient would start at the natural nail and seamlessly to green. I started off with China Glaze - Sensuous which is what I use for french manicures (is a sheer light beige/skin toned jelly) and then tried sponging the light green to mix it and then I added a darker green polish. I think I could have done a greater job sponging the darker green here but I thought it looked good IRL. At the end I added the black opaque rhinestones which is a feature I just love in nail art's.









Polishes used:
China Glaze - Sensuous
Kleancolor - TLC
China Glaze - Gaga For Green

14 comments:

  1. You've really managed to achieve the natural nail to go seamlessly to green! Great gradient! The stones are a nice touch!

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    1. Thank you! :D thats exactly what I wanted! Fun to hear that you liked it! :D

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  2. Åh wow, det blev ju bara sååå läckert! :-)

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  3. Vad snyggt! Å tänk vad mycket tre små prickar kan göra!! Less is more! ;) Sen börjar jag ju undra hur mycket opublicerat du har i det där arkivet egentligen...?? ;)

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    1. Tack! Ja, jag gillar denna!

      HAHA.. ja, det finns endel. Innan jag började blogga hade jag fotat nästan alla mina manikyrer i tre år!!! Nu har jag dock nyligen slängt bort endel tidiga swatcher som jag tyckte va lite väl fula, det som är "nackdelen", saker duger ju inte längre. ;) Men nästnästa vecka tänkte jagkanske visa/tömma arkivet på det absolut äldsta i nail art-sammanhang som blivit liggande. Men jag visar ju ett inlägg om dagen här och brukar ha manikyrer i 1-3 dagar i snitt så det klart att det minskar i arkivet också! ;)

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  4. Such a pretty nail art! Love the black rhinestones, makes it look a bit like kiwi =) And I also prefer your nails as they are now ;)

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    1. Thank you! I've also been thinking a bit about kiwi! :D Haha, good to know. I love having long nails but the shape is also important I've learned ;)

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  5. Love the colors that you used in the gradient! I'm afraid I'll have to hunt down those greens now!

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    1. Thank you! haha.. They're quite easy to get online and they are also worth it, I love them both in nail art and in regular manicures. :D

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