Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gradients: They're Hard

Black and White Stripes with Red Glitter and Gold Accents

This manicure is getting filed directly under the category of "looked way better in my mind and then came out kinda like poo." I envisioned sponged gradient stripes, blending flawlessly from black to while. What I got was blotchy uneven weird stripe-like thingys and some skittlette nails that didn't quite go. I'm really troubled by this whole gradient stripe concept. Can it be done well? I've googled it and haven't found anything quite like what I'm looking for. I have a theory that maybe it would be easier to tape off sections and try to perfect one stripe at a time. It also needs more stripes. Two weren't enough. If I figure this one out you all will be the first to know.

Black and White Stripes with Red Glitter and Gold Accents

This lovely mess consists of:
Sinful Colors- Snow Me White and Black on Black (badly sponged)
Sally Beauty Supply snowman shaped polish in Red Glitter topped with Milani Red glitter.
Sally Hansen Color Foil- Liquid Gold.

Black and White Stripes with Red Glitter and Gold Accents

2 comments:

  1. Gradients are definitely hard...I agree! I can never get one right. I will say though, that even if the execution was a bit off here, the final result was still neat looking :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I think I had a hard time looking past what I wanted them to be, but they're really not so bad.

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