Tuesday, September 10, 2013

31 Day Challenge: Day 10 - Gradient

Firstly, I kind of suck at gradients even though I enjoy them. I still haven't perfected the right method for doing them and I always stick to the one way because it's what I know, even if it doesn't work out all the time. Secondly, I don't know what I was thinking when I picked the colours, but it looked good in my head.

So here's my gradient manicure, even though technically the colours don't gradually blend into each other because they're such opposites. I still think I like it though? I did a similar colour gradient for my birthday dinner in July and I liked it then but now I cannot decide. I almost wish I had picked two similar colours but sometimes that isn't fun. I did this in a bit of a rush because I was a bit busy today so my clean up job accidentally ruined some of it but it still works. 

I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls - O.P.I for the white base. The blue is Royal - Revlon (it's actually a very, very royal blue, it just doesn't photograph well I guess) and the pink is Pink Shock - Maybelline Color Show.

So I'm not completely happy with it, but it's made me realise I need to branch out and try new gradient methods so maybe in the not too distant future, I'll have a better one for you all, on that note what methods do others use? I just use a make up sponge and paint the colours onto it and go over it once or twice again, but I have seen a bunch of other methods using a sponge, what works best do you think?

Anyway we are now in the good part of the challenge so I'll hopefully have a bunch of awesome stuff to show in the next few days and there will definitely be some challenging days considering I've never done a floral, delicate or tribal print before, so they'll be an interesting three days!


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