Well this was a fun one! For the first time in days I am completely happy with my challenge mani! Yesterday was good, but today is definitely better. I scrapped my original idea today (a flower accent nail) in favor of a running gradient accent. I started off following this tutorial by Katy at Nailed It, but made mine a bit messier and mixed my purples more to create a more subtle gradient. And like with yesterday’s example, I flipped the gradient too. I have to say, I very much love how this turned out. And it was so easy! It took longer laying out my base color (Essie Limo-scene) then it did making the gradient, which is made with Zoya Belinda and Kleancolor Neon Purple. The Kleancolor was also used on the other nails.
And since I was a little pressed for time, I decided to carry the color scheme over to my SIMPLES work this week. Debbie’s lesson this week was on multi-colored dots (tutorial is on this post), and I got really excited after seeing her example. Multiple colors of dots are obviously something I’ve done before, but I just never get tired of them (even if the process itself can sometime be tedious).
I kept my Kleancolor Neon Purple, removed my gradient nail in favor of a China Glaze Four Leaf Clover base color, and added dots of these two colors, as well as Essie Fiesta and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. My bases were mattified, but I left my dots shiny. I think I like the effect.
Color quality is not the best here (rainy day rolled in yet again), but it still looks cheerful. It really is much brighter in person though. I really wish that these overcast days would go away for a while so I could take some better photographs.
Anyway, tomorrow’s challenge is black and white nails! I found a tutorial a few weeks ago that I want to try, so it should be interesting to see how it turns out!