Love and Roses Manicure

As you might have guessed, I own quite an extensive collection of nail polish, and I’ve only actually used maybe half of the colors that I own! It may seem shocking, but I admit to splurging on way more polish that I could ever wear in a lifetime. Every now and then I like to have one of my many untried colors inspire a manicure, which is what happened here. I should really make more of a habit out of this so that I can justify my collection!

Today’s feature is the color grace from Picture Polish. This gorgeous light pink crelly with fine holographic glitter paints like a dream and makes me wish that I owned more polishes from this company! Two coats gave me a perfectly opaque finish despite the light color, and I still can’t get over the beautiful shimmery effect.

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Don’t let those silvery glitter flecks deceive you- that glitter appears holographic and shifts colors in the light.

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Triangle Gradient Nails

I was inspired to use the triangle pattern on a plate made by Qgirl to do some nail art.  A full review of the plate can be found on my blog.

The list of materials for this mani are:

Sephora by OPI- White Hot
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri- Lickety-Split Lime
BMC Nail Lacquer- Royal Blue
Qgirl- plate 008

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Summer fun colors!

What I was first inspired to use was the triangle part of the plate.  I tried a different technique this time around to attempt a gradient (I say attempt because this is my first time trying this).  I applied a stripe of blue polish and a stripe of green polish to the plate as shown and scraped the excess polish starting from the blue in the direction of the green part so that the colors would blend.

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Swipe the polish off from left to right, and you’ll get a gradient of the colors.

And voilà!  A gradient is made! To jazz it up a little, I decided to hand paint the larger triangles onto my ring finger with a detail brush, which is why the polish looks more marbled there.  Guess it dried on my palette a little quicker than expected.  It was still a fairly easy mani to do.

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