Sunday, March 16, 2014

Get Lucky Nail Art Challenge: Shamrocks and Rainbows

 I don't think it's a secret how much I love rainbows. Something about the completeness and the chromatic perfection is really pleasing to me. Sadly my gradient skills are not helping me out with this today. My yellow and purple got a little bit lost so I only have most of a rainbow to show you today. I also had a bit of a water marble fail on my index finger. The solution was obvious: cover it with shamrocks! I'll give my self credit for the intention, but low points for execution. I definitely want to try the six color gradient again in the future. Maybe I'll get luckier next time. ;)

The theory behind the full rainbow gradient is to start out with a white base then trim a makeup sponge to roughly the size of your nails. I painted the stripes of color directly onto the sponge and then rolled it side to side over the nails to blend the colors. I think my two biggest problems here was that my sponge was slightly too long so I kept missing the purple on the tips. My blue was also too opaque for the color palette so when I moved the sponge up higher to get some purple in there the blue just ended up dominating half the nail. 
Here's what I used for the rainbow- 
Wet n Wild Wild Shine- Red Red
Wet n Wild Wild Shine- Sunny Side Up
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri- Expres-so Yellow
Wet n Wild Wild Shine- Stand the Test of Lime
Sinful Colors- Endless Blue
Nuance- Lilac

I did a water marble on the other three nails using Spoiled- Permission to Proceed, LA Colors- Deluxe, and LA Colors- a shimmery apple green color with no name (you can barely see it on the tip of the pinkie anyway). I hand painted the shamrocks using China Glaze- Holly-Day.

Lets see what the rest of our lucky nail artists came up with today.

1 comment:

  1. You did a fantastic job with the gradient and the water marble! Way to step up your nail art game! :D