Monday, 28 November 2011

Challenge Week 9: Rainbow Nails!

Time is flying by, and I'm already on to week 9 of my 52 week nail challenge. This week it's a rainbow theme and it took me absolutely ages to decide how to do my nails (seriously, I've been thinking about it all week..) but after perusing google images, I decided sponging a kind-of-gradient onto my nails would work as I could use two overlapping colours per nail :)








I used rather a lot of polishes for this nail art- as well as a sponge!

For the colours I used:

 
e.l.f. Light Red, Models Own Fuzzy Peach, Barry M Pale Yellow, e.l.f. Teal Blue,
Models Own Feeling Blue, Natural Collection Cosmic Crush.

I also used a base coat of Models Own Snow White, as well as two glittery top coats- first Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat, then e.l.f. Twinkle- to even out the gradient effect, and give a pretty rainbow glitter effect :)


Models Own Snow White, Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat,
e.l.f. Twinkle

I don't think it's my neatest work- though in my defence it's only the second time I've used sponges for a manicure, and hopefully I'm getting better. I rather like the design though- and I've not seen anything really like it as far as using a rainbow colour scheme.

Have you ever done a rainbow themed manicure? What design did you do?



                                                                                               xGretalRabbitx

9 comments:

  1. this mani reminds me of ice lollies! great job ;-)

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  2. Awww, love this! I can't wait for my nails to get longer, really want to try a gradient effect :D xx

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  3. Thanks Anna, I'd not thought of that (now I want an ice lolly!) it's given me a great idea for a fun summery mani :)

    Glad you like it ScienceGeek, my nails aren't that long either, I think gradient works surprisingly well on shorter nails too!

    xGretalRabbitx

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  4. Wow I am legitimately wearing the same thing going in the opposite direction on my nails! I found that adding glitter makes the gradient seem to flow much more smoothy. ALSO, try lightly sponging 3/4ths of the nail, then building up color on top so you don't have such a stark color contrast, unless that's what you want.

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  5. Awesome, great minds think alike :) Thanks for all the tips, I'm pretty new at sponging (I mostly just made it up as I went along) so I need all the help I can get! :)
    xGretalRabbitx

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  6. Ahh you've used twinkle, I have it but havent used it yet, havent made my mind up what it would go with. Your attempt is a lot better than mine this week!

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  7. I love twinkle, It's one of my fave glitter polishes! Aww I'm sure thats not true! but thank you :)
    xGretalRabbitx

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