What I’m wearing:
♥ I used OPI’s My Vampire is Buff as my basecoat
♥ Then I did a gradient using a makeup wedge and a creamy teal called On The Go by Caronia
♥ I stamped over my gradient with Butter London Royal Navy and 4 different full-nail designs from my Bundle Monster BM-404 plate
♥ Lastly I applied quick-dry Seche Vite topcoat over all my nails. The navy Butter London didn’t smudge at all. 🙂
The idea for this color combo has been swirling around in my head for days… and I see why. I love how the colors look here! The cream, teal and navy look perfectly Mediterranean together I think. I hope you like it too!
Don’t forget to check out all the other entries for N.A.I.L.‘S gradient theme! And feel free to join in since the inlinkz are open for the whole month of February!
I’m calling this manicure Morning Burst because it was inspired by my Clean & Clear facial wash that I use every morning. How corny is that lol? Sometimes we find inspiration in the strangest places. My orange and yellow pump bottle of Morning Burst has a cute dotted sunburst design on it and I wanted to simulate that. I changed up the color combo a bit as you can see- I wanted an excuse to use a bunch of my favorite polishes all at once!
I enjoy dotting designs because they seem less intimidating than free-hand painting. I’m always afraid that my free-hand work will come out like crap. Keep in mind that I live with a man that could arguably be one of the most talented painters in the US today… so I might have a slight inferiority complex or something. I stuck to dotting tools for this design and I think it came out cute! I will probably take it off before I head back to work tomorrow though. It is a little crazy- and there’s just so many colors in here that I doubt I will find a coordinating outfit lol! Here’s a list of the polishes I used …
GREEN ♥ China Glaze Westside Warrior
YELLOW ♥ Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty
PINK ♥ China Glaze Dance Baby
NAVY ♥ China Glaze First Mate