Thursday, January 23, 2014

Yet ANOTHER attempt at gradient

I am hard core determined to get this manicure style right at least once in my life. I have tried it before but I haven't had any luck getting it to look as amazing as the gradients I see on so many other blogs. Why is this so elusive to me?!
I used Orly Ole, China Glaze Tart-y for the Party, Zoya Robyn and China Glaze White On White.

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  1. it is really hard and rare for me too to acheive it half as good as in the pics i see around the net. what is your problem exactley and how do you do it, step by step? tried to follow some video tutorial?
    confession: i can't stop staring at the rice dish in the background. it just looks so delicious! can you tell what that is? it looks like something asian, maybe a curry and prawn rice? did you cook it yourself?
    :P

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  2. Oh, and which and how many colors did you use? ever tried a gradient with very different colors (white, yellow and green or yellow red and purple) with a white base underneath? maybe it can be because of the kind of sponge you are using?

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    1. I only used two on each nail (one for the base and then white). I may try using 3 next time though and perhaps I'll try with something other than a facial makeup sponge.

      And the rice dish in my background...hahahahha. You know what's funny?! I cropped that photo more than I wanted to because my dinner was even distracting to me! I will tell you what I had for dinner because it was delicious! I had brown rice with soy sauce and sauteed veggies (carrots, mushrooms, etc) and I think I threw in some chicken too. Delish.

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  3. I haven't tried it but if you have the time why not experiment on three colors. One for the base color, one for a pastel color and a white one?

    http://batbutt.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's a really good idea. I'm sure I'll be able to find 3 that go nicely together!

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  4. Don't worry, Nikki. You're not alone! I haven't done any good gradients at all too. We can just keep trying. And I can't stop staring at that rice dish too. lol.
    (^^,)

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    1. Hahaha, note to self: keep my food out of my blog posts. Haha! And yes, practice practice practice! =)

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  5. I really like the red gradient! New follower here :))

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    1. Thanks girl! And welcome to my nail files!

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  6. Nikkiiiiiiiiiiiiii :) thanks for passing by my blog and subbing! I put you on my blogroll! Let's be friends! :)

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  7. I hate when something never goes like you expected but it a learning experience. You just have to keep working harder that what I always tell myself.

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    1. I'll keep practicing until I get a gradient that is perfection (or close enough for me)! Thanks for your comment!!

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  8. Hey, this actually isn't so bad. It might not have turned out the way you wanted it to but it is still a cool look. You could use it for an Easter mani because it reminds me of that new speckled egg dye that they've come out with for Easter eggs. :)

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  9. I am on the same mission haha. The purple looks great! Hang in there :)

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    1. For some reason this technique is crazy difficult for me! Give me a link if you master it! :)

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  10. I struggle with gradients, also. My biggest troubles come from water marbling, though! I spent FIVE HOURS last night and still just cannot get it, been trying for months!! Everyone says to keep practicing and that it'll eventually come easily. Guess gradients are that way, too! Good luck!

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    1. I LOVE water marbling! That's one of my favorites (minus the mess).

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  11. Yeah I was thinking it might be the type of sponge too.

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    1. I use a face makeup sponge. You know, like the triangular one people who use foundation would use. Is there a better option? I'm happy to try anything that might make it better!

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