Friday, August 22, 2014

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Bubbles and gradient and glitter, oh my!

Hey everyone. I had a rather epic 13 hour work day today. We released a new website application live tonight, something my team has been working on for about a year, so it was pretty exciting and a huge milestone for the team.  Although I'm rather exhausted from the last extra push to get it over the line in the last few weeks, it gives you quite an exhilarating high achieving something you've been working on for such a long time.

Anyway, enough of work, and let's look at the nails. Remember my rather nasty previous attempt at doing a bubble mani?  The big fail that time was that I didn't realise you should use a matte top coat before attempting to create the water bubble.  Ta da. Look at the difference a matte top coat makes.

Again I used some watered down acrylic paints for the water dots.  For the gradients I used a range of Picture Polish colours and on my pinky I used two coats of Kester Black Milky Way silver holographic glitter.

Pretty yes?  I like the bubble so much more now and I think I can attempt doing them with the bright colours again now that I know what I'm doing.


  1. What a pretty manicure. It's so lovely :-)

    Hope your release went well :-)

  2. Oh wow these look amazing. I've really gotta give this a go!

  3. Yup this looks awesome! I had no idea you should use a matte topcoat before putting down the bubbles either. Good to know for when/if I ever try this technique! Congrats on finishing up your project :)


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