Monday, September 4, 2017

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31DC2017 - Green - Geometric diamond gradient

Looking for some 'in-your-face' nails, well here they are.  For the Green prompt on the 31 Day Challenge I attempted a new to me free hand design of geometric gradient nail art.  The idea behind this design is very simple, a gradient of colours in stepping diamond shapes, but let me tell you that application isn't very simple.  I found this very hard to get neat straight lines and sharp pointed tips.

I only used two polish colours for this mani, plus a white base and black. From the Pipedream A Night In Vegas collection, Light of Day (yellow) and High Roller (green).  I just mixed those to together  to get the lime green for between Light of Day and High Roller. For the darker green, I just mixed a little black with High Roller.  I love that with the extra bit of black you can really see the shimmer that is in this polish, because generally this collection is described as a creme collection, but in fact each polish does have a shimmer.

I'm also going to confirm that I did paint all 10 nails of this.  I wish I'd taken a photo of both hands, cause I'm starting to impress the pants of myself with how alright the right hand looked.

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  1. I love these and I am extremely impressed that you did this design on both hands!! Awesome work

  2. Epic!!! I bet it was harder to do than it looks!

  3. Wow! These are so striking! Works so well with using white & black to mix the shades. Very impressed with all 10 too!

  4. Wow! I'm sure it would've been possible to stamp something similar but the effect of a free handed design is just superior! Can't believe you managed both hands :O


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