Sunday, October 06, 2013

Criss Cross Gradients

I'm back! I did this mani yesterday but it didn't photograph well, so I waited till today to take better pictures of it. I think this looks like a cute summer design, it's very bright!

I used striping tape for this, which took me forever to do so I don't think I'll be rushing to recreate this again, but it might be nice as an accent nail, I wouldn't mind doing that. I started with a base of My Boyfriend Scales Walls - O.P.I (three coats), then I waited a while for it to dry so the tape didn't pull it up. I used six bits of tape for each nail and then I painted Frangipani - Ulta3, Orange Fizz - Savvy by DB, and Daiquiri - Savvy by DB onto the bottom of a triangle make up sponge and then dabbed it all over my nail, blending it as I went. I did two coats on the gradient to get it mostly opaque. I did a simple gradient on my accent nail using the same method, just without the tape.

I love these nails so much and I'm pretty disappointed that I'll have to take them off before I go to work but I have been trying to think of work appropriate nails, so maybe that will be a post during the week.

I still haven't figured out how often I'll be posting but I think I'm still aiming for at least two posts between Thursday and Monday, so we'll see.


  1. This is so cute! I love this, amazing job!! :)

  2. This looks so fun and summery! I agree, striping tape is tedious -.-


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