Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gradient in pink and blue

Hi, today I'm showing a gradient I should have worked some more on the blending part. As you might be aware about, there is two ways to make gradients; wet-on-dry and wet-mix.

The wet-mix is when you blend 2 colors or more on the sponge and here 1-coaters/2-coaters are the best (in my opinion) unless you want to use undies (like white polish). The advantage here is that the colors usually blend very well on the nail and the disadvantage is that you start from zero and makes everything in one go with some slightly longer drying time.

The wet-on-dry is when you already have a manicure in any color and add one color on top of the old one to extend and update an existing manicure. Here I prefer shimmers or polishes with a thinner formula (i.e. not 1-coaters) and a disadvantage is that the two colors actually don't blend, it's just one polish being layered ûber thin to make it look like if it's blended and sometime this takes a lot of time to achieve well. The huge advantage is that it can update an old mani in a simple and mostly a very quick way. Below is a manicure which is wet-on-dry which I probably could have blended way better. However from a distance it looks really cool, it's just two polishes and still a "middle" color appear. :)




Had to show you with sunshine too. The shimmer really shows then.
Polishes used:
HM - Blue My Mind
China Glaze - Love's A Beach

If you managed to go through all my text above, which method do you prefer?  Depending on the polish both can create the same result with the same ease in my opinion. So based on that I actually prefer both methods equally depending on the time and what I want to create. :)

16 comments:

  1. i prefer wet-mix process because I never tried wet- dry process. I like this manicure. I will now definitely try this method (:

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    1. Thanks! Cool, hope you'll like the method :D

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  2. I say both. It depends mostly on the nail polish formula, 'cause working with shimmers is not the same as working with crème. =)

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    1. I totally agree with you, it depends on the polish! :D

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  3. This looks really good and I like the colours :-)

    I've never tried this before, maybe one day ;-)

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    1. Thanks! :D You should, it's quite simple when one get the hang out of it :D

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  4. Hello I love this nail art creation! I like the color combination!
    I think the idea behind this manicure is so creative and I’ve never seen something like this! 

    Xx julia

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    1. Aw, thanks! :D You're too kind Julia! <3 xx

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  5. absolutely unique, but so pretty!! great idea :)

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the boldness of the colour, it makes it very edgy! I prefer.. BOTH! haha you explain the difference so well! I for instance prefer wet-on-dry when using contrasting colours and doing like a "fading french tip" if you now what I mean, I don't go too far into the nail plate with the colour, but just the tip. :)

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    1. Thanks! And yea, know what you mean. Another advantage with the wet-on-dry technique, less cleanup too.. ;P

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  7. Vilken färgbomb :) Jag kör endast denna teknik när det kommer till glittergradienter (eller glitter i största allmänhet) där jag vill att svampen ska suga upp en del av basfärgen. Annars gör jag alltid gradienter med alla färger blandade på svampen för maximalt diskret övergång. Resultatet blir snyggt men det är alltför segt och dessutom får jag städa i flera dar efter...

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    1. Tack ;) Ja, det där med städningen är lite av ett helvete när man gör "wet-on-wet". Jag har funderat att prova pappers- eller trälim såsom man sett många göra och sen bara riva bort det som är utanför. :D

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