Saturday, June 2, 2012

Purple holo gradient

Kristy got in first yesterday and requested a purple holo gradient, and it also seemed to be a popular choice from all the comments I received, so I am very happy to show my my purple holo gradient.

This is actually my second attempt at doing a purple holo gradient. I learned last night that not all holo polishes are created equal when it comes to using them for gradient manis.  My first effort started with a base of Ozotic 509, the silver holo.  I then tried sponging on Ludurana Supremo as the mid shade and Hits Dionisio as the dark shade.  

After three sponge applications of the colours, I could barely see the colour change on my nails at all.  By that stage my nails were getting thick and sticky and I didn't want to be wasting much more of my little Hits bottle trying to get a more saturated colour.  I don't know why those polishes didn't sponge very well, as they seem quite saturated in the bottle and as a regular mani.

After my failed first attempt, I pulled out some polishes that I knew would work perfectly, the China Glaze OMG collection. 

I did a base with OMG, the mid shade is IDK and the dark shade is LOL.

This time, whoa -  I love how all the tiny linear holo particles line up.




Had enough holo gradients yet?

33 comments:

  1. Love! It's gorgeous! My favourite out of your holo gradients so far

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  2. Wow thats soooooooo pretty! Never though of a holo gradient!

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  3. Yep, this is definitely my favourite!! That second to last photo look so cool, looks like a multichrome shift rather than gradient, love it! You got do red, red, red next!

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  4. Wow!! I love this manicure :D

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  5. Love these gradients! I certainly haven't had enough.

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  6. Wow this is so perfect! The colors blend perfectly!

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  7. This is sooo gorgeous i want it :D

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  8. this is absolutely amazing, love it. ♥ unfortunately i'm to stingy with my holos. ^^

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  9. awesome, and soooooo smooth xx

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  10. I am drooling over this! I can never get my gradiants too looks so seamless.

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  11. I'll never have enough holo! This is my favourite gradient mani of yours. Love it!

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  12. Ooh, the holo and the gradient together--it's so buttery smooth and pretty!

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  13. Just beautiful!:) and no, not tired of them yet! Pls keep them coming:)

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  14. *dies* this is spectactular ♥♥♥

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  15. That's as perfect a gradient as I've ever seen. Stunning!

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  16. Lovely - Like you want to be careful with your use of your HITS colors, I am equally as CAREFUL how I use my OMG's - most are next to impossible to replace - especially OMG. I wish I had been looking to China Glaze when they came out...but I was only watching OPI's which was all there was to buy in my area other than drugstore lines.

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  17. This is amazing! I must try this one! :)

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  18. Farfreakinout - that is crazy-stunning! Would love to see you do a step-by-step tutorial on how to get this effect for those of us who are more of the 'visual learner' variety :)

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  19. Hun you are on a major posting roll!!! I read my RSS feed when I'm *cough-at-work-cough* so over the weekend my feed fills up. This morning I'm looking though my feed and WOW your posts are amazing!!!
    I think this is your best holo gradient so far, the liniar holo effect is still so visible, wow, great job!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh. I love purple holos and it looks even more amazing in this gradient. So much love.

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