Friday, August 8, 2014

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Green flakie gradient

I found photos of this mani I did several weeks ago and hadn't got around to posting yet.  I did this mani when I first received the Face of Australia Dark Side collection, and I used Wicked Witch of the West for this green gradient.  I used Dance Legend Avada Kedavra, which is a blue/green flakie on top of the gradient, but it's not as visible as I had hoped it would be.  I think the base needed to be darker for the flakies to show up better.

My stamping also isn't at it's best in these photos.  I originally wasn't going to stamp on the gradient, so I had already lathered my hand in moisturizer after doing my mani.  Then I decided to add the stamping, and as a result, some part of the stamping didn't stick down cleanly.  Gosh, I am being a bit picky tonight aren't I.  It must be the result of a rather unproductive and crappy day at work trying to develop a complex Microsoft SharePoint workflow - any other SharePoint designers out there that want to talk workflows with me!

Back to the nails, this image from Messy Mansion Plate MM29 is one of my favourite designs, and I use it quite a lot.

Now I'm going to bore you with some shameless "Isn't my daughter the cutest thing in the whole world" photo spam.

Miss 3 has one of those Barbie heads that you can do stuff with her hair and change her makeup and nail colours by using warm and cold water.  Of course changing Barbies nails with some water isn't good enough for Miss 3.  I caught her on Wednesday using my bottle of Picture Polish Wisteria, to  repaint barbie nails in purple, cause 'purple is my favourite colour mummy'

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  1. These nails look amazing! I really love the gradient. And that picture of your daughter painting the nails is just precious!

  2. Oh wow what an amazing gradient! Flakies always look good :-)

    That's cute - I'm sure Barbie will be happy with her new colour :-)

  3. That is a really pretty color! She's so cute!

  4. Wisteria is gorgeous, so that is a good choice for Barbie's nails;) So cute!

  5. She's doing a really good job for a three year old. I remember when my little miss got a Barbie head at about the same age (she's now 16) we woke up the next morning and I swear Barbie had been out on the town and she was hung over! Lol


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