Saturday, 8 September 2012

Challenge week 49: Autumn!

Once again, I am very very late with this post- but I guess it's better late than never, right? I am rather sad that autumn is upon us- as much as the colours are pretty, and it's more socially acceptable to drink hot chocolate stay in (plus, close to Christmas!)  you may remember that I absolutely despise cold weather! Thankfully England has been quite warm this September so far, but I know that cold weather (bringing dry skin, numb hands and a very unhappy body) cannot be too far away.

Nevertheless, I must celebrate a new season by putting it on my nails! And for once I knew exactly what I wanted to do- I've not done a sponge gradient since I did Gradient Nails in week 3- and I thought it would work really well with some pretty autumnal colours :)

I suppose you could argue that it's a little sunset-like, but I don't really care! I thought about stamping some leaves over the top (to make it more autumnal) but I liked it as it was.

Models Own Pro Clementine, Avon Sahara Sun, No7 I'm Exquisite and e.l.f. Blush

First I used 2 coats of Models Own Clementine as a base, followed by a coat of Avon Sahara Sun (a really really old polish) to add shimmer and depth to the colour. Then I sponged No7 I'm Exquisite over about 1/2 to 2/3 of my nail, and sponged e.l.f. Blush over the top 1/4 :) I'm really happy with how they turned out and I should definitely do sponge gradients more often! (though I'm sure I say that about many nail art techniques!)

Are there any techniques you find yourself neglecting for no good reason?



  1. Replies
    1. Aww thanks, I'm so glad it turned out well as it had been so long since I tried a gradient!

  2. This is such a great idea - I don't know how you managed to make it look so good :) I'm awful at painting my nails haha

    I've tagged you in the beauty "Liebster Award" tag on my blog -->

    - Alexandra

    1. Aww thank you, sponge gradients are actually pretty easy- you should give it a go!

      Thanks a lot!!!


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