Monday, October 22, 2012

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Gradient "This is Halloween Nail Art Challenge"

Yay - it's Halloween Challenge day again.  I've really begun to look forward to these posts, and today's is no exception.

For today's gradient theme I chose to do a sunset colour combination with black silhouetted cats. 

I started with a base of Ulta3 Lily white to get a nice blank canvas to work with.  I then used Kleancolor polishes to create the gradient, Metallic Sapphire, Metallic Purple, Metallic Mango and Metallic Yellow.  

To create my gradients, I paint my polish directly onto the makeup sponge in small lines.  I then dab that on my nail and do two nails with the polish on the sponge.  I work my way through my nails doing two at at time.  When I do the second coat, I dab the sponge onto the second finger first and then back onto the first finger, that way they get an even amount of polish. 

I cheated for the cats and made some home made water decals. The black ink on my printer is a little transparent and I probably should have gone over the ink with a black marker to get it blacker, but never mind, I still love the effect and LOVE the kitties on my nails.




Here is what my gradient looked like before I added the black cats.






20 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful gradient! I love the colours & the kitties are so cute! I'm so jealous of your decal technology :p I might have to get onto that!

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  2. Very pretty! I love the kitties :) I love when you do the water decals, it always looks so cool, I will have to try them some time myself.

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  3. Let me leave a message dammit blogger *waves angry fist*

    Anyway I love this! The colours you've picked are brillant!!! :)

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  4. I love this manicure, wonderful idea! Lovely colors but I love the cats in the foreground. very nice :)

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  5. Wow, that is a stunning set of colors, and beautifully done!

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  6. This is soooo beautiful!!! I have to re-create this...awesome job!!!

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  7. WOW!!! Those nails are so beautiful and so cool at the same time.

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  8. That looks so cool! I hope I can get my gradients looking like that with more practice!

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  9. that is so gorgeous! it really does look like a sunset. your manis are always so incredible! :)

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  10. OMG!! This is so gorgeous!! One of the most amazing manicures I've ever seen!
    And transparent black only adds to the effect: cats look like lit from behind

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  11. Awesome sunset gradient! The cat silhouettes is a great idea! :)

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  12. beautiful gradient! I love the kitty's too :)

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  13. Love cats! The gradient is sooo beautiful. I like it!

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