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Oct 22, 2012

An October Sprinkle - Halloween Challenge #7: Gradient

Gradient! My favourite and easiest manicure style to attempt, so this challenge was a good one for me.

[Base: Essence Viva La Green
Base green glitter: Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard
Top orange glitter: Amy's Nail Boutique Pink Lemonade]
I used Essence Viva La Green as my base coat, but I don't think it was actually needed. Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard is so dense that it provided almost full coverage with the first coat. After two coats of Flipping Out Hard, I used very thin coats of Amy's Nail Boutique Pink Lemonade to build up the gradient towards the tips. Pink Lemonade is far less dense in glitter, so it took a lot of coats to get the above look, but it also makes the gradual change in colour easier to achieve.

I went for a green and orange theme because I thought those were rather Halloween-like colours.

[Base: Essence Viva La Green
Base green glitter: Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard
Top orange glitter: Amy's Nail Boutique Pink Lemonade]
The last picture is an indoors photo taken under lamp light. It was actually the first picture I took, so I hadn't cleaned up around the edges yet.

What do you think about the manicure? Anyway, a little more on the polishes...

Pink Lemonade is a matte glitter polish consisting of yellow and pink glitter.

Flipping Out Hard is a neon matte glitter polish, consisting of yellow and blue glitter. It has more yellow than blue glitter when compared against the polish that started it all, Nail-Venturous Floam. Check out tomorrow's post to see a semi-comparison. :)