Today I have another look for the Step Into Summer Challenge to show you! This week, I chose to do gradient nails. The first time I ever attempted to do a gradient (here), it turned out amazing. And it was so easy to do. But it's never been quite so easy for me since then. I think the first time I did it, all the shades had great formulas and just worked really well together. My gradient that I'm showing you today didn't turn out the best in terms of being a nice smooth gradient, but it did form the base of a mani I ended up really loving! Click the Read More link below to see the full post!
Just to recap, here are all 8 themes for the Hobby Polish Bloggers summer challenge.
Butler Please is a pretty watery and patchy polish, so it didn't do too well with the gradient. The gradient didn't look too bad, just not the nice clean gradient I was going for. It kind of looked like a mix between a gradient and a saran wrap mani... and it actually looked kinda cool. Here was the result of the gradient:
But I really wasn't satisfied with that. I knew that polka dots would do just the trick! I used Zoya Beatrix from the Summer PixieDust Collection, a juicy sparkling matte tangerine glitter. I really love blue and orange together! And the polka dots over the gradient covered up the little details of the gradient to make it look much smoother. Love it. And love the mix of textures and finishes!
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