Monday, October 7, 2013


Camping was fun this weekend, and I'm back today with a new mani and what feels like 800 bug bites. My hands are confused about whether they should be typing or scratching. Right.. back to typing. I thought up this "greydient" one night while I was trying to fall asleep, but thinking about nails too much instead. I usually forget all my brilliant ideas by morning, but this one stuck so here it is. Thinking about polish at bed time causes me to have way too many dreams about buying polish. It wouldn't be a problem except I'm always disappointed when I wake up and all those pretty new polishes are gone.

I started out with my ombre base in grey tones (2 coats each). From black to white:
LA Colors- Circuits
Sinful Colors- My Turn
China Glaze- Recycle
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Ion
LA Colors- Energy Source

In other news I found the names of the LA Colors black and white polishes. I bought back ups since I use them so much and the new bottles have the names printed on them. No wonder I couldn't remember. Those crazy names have nothing to do with black or white.

For the colored parts I used striping tape and carefully sponged the colors on between the strips of tape. I really love how the three darker nails came out, especially the black and teal, but not so much a fan of the pink and orange ones. I think I'll try to recreate this idea later using less colors. I think this would look better if it were a bit simpler. What can I say? My sleep deprived brain wants ALL the colors. Here's what I used:

Oranges- Spoiled, Jail Bait; Zoya, Gabrielle; LA Colors, Hottie
Pinks- Sinful Colors, Easy Going; Spoiled, Fuzzy Dice; China Glaze, Sexy Silhouette
Purples- Finger Paints, Pretty As A Portrait; Love & Beauty, Purple/Gold; Zoya, Julieanne
Blues- Color Club, Sky High; Wet n Wild, Listening to Blue Reed; Sinful Colors, Endless Blue
Teals- Revlon Top Speed, Ocean; Spoiled, Distant Memory; Sinful Colors, Mint Apple

1 comment:

  1. Love the finished look of this! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this