Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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31DC2014: Gradient - magical butterflies

I feel like I've entered a fairy wonderland with these nails.  The colours are so magical, then there is the glitter top coat and then the pretty golden butterfly nail charms.

I used five of the six creme colours from last years China Glaze Sunsational collection to create a vertical gradient across my nails.  I topped the gradient with Kester Black Milky Way, which is beautifully sparkly fine holographic silver holo polish.  It's also the perfect opacity, because you can do a very thin coat to make it look like this, or you can use three normal coats and get full coverage.

I couldn't just leave it at one nail charm, I add to add both butterflies I had purchased from Hex Nail Charms.  I attached these with the supplied glue from Hex Nail Charms to my finished mani.  They lasted beautifully, until literally just before I went to remove my polish for the next mani.  I checked my nails and noticed that I had lost the large butterfly off my right hand.  I'm not sure if I lost it preparing dinner (ummm, nomm nomm), or whilst showering the kids, but now I don't have a matching set which makes me sad.  I guess I will just have to place another Hex Charms order.

The only problem I am having with the 31 Day challenge is that I'm struggling to find the time to check out everyone else's manis.  I'll probably end up looking through them all when the how challenge is over - so make sure you link up to your blog, or even to instagram.

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  1. Owwwwwwww, this is lovely! I love how smooth your gradient is and these charms are adorable. I'm having the same problem to visit and comment on all the manis from the challenge. I think I'll do the same as you!

  2. This is so beautiful! I absolutely love it!

  3. I love the colour combination... you are right it seems so magical!

  4. These are stunning! I do love it :-)

  5. So so gorgeous, I love the way the colours have a flow, at the side of one nail you've continued the colour on the side of the next nail. I'ts a beautiful mani xoxoxo

  6. This is gorgeous - those charms really take it to the next level!

  7. This is so pretty!

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  9. Love these! The addition of the nail charms is perfect :)

    xo Maddy | spilledpolish


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