SIMPLES Week 11-Gradients

With all of the more intricate nail art that I have been doing for challenges lately, it’s almost a relief to get back to basics with a mani for the SIMPLES group.  Debbie’s lesson for this week is gradients, which is a type of nail art that can sort of be hit and miss for me.  I tend to love gradients, but there are some that I have done in the past that I just plain disliked.  I also have to admit that although using a makeup sponge is the easiest method for me, I am increasingly liking my results with watercolor and drybrush gradients because they usually flow together more smoothly.  Today, though, is a sponged gradient.

I used Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, and Zoya Sailor for my accent nail, and the rest have a gradient made with Zoya Louise, OPI A-Piers to Be Tan, and Barry M Lychee.  Since it is the way I  normally do this, I used what Debbie calls the ‘choppy’ (or ‘sloppy’) method of making a gradient, where you don’t blend the colors at all before putting them on the sponge.




I am kind of iffy on these.  I usually like brown and blue together, but these shades don’t go together as well as I would have liked.  Looking at them individually though, the gradients turned out really well.  Especially the blue nail.

Switching gears completely, I want to remind everyone that my move to England is happening in three days.  And now that I’m caught up on SIMPLES, I am going to pack away the last of my polishes and nail art supplies, so there very likely won’t be anything up on the blog for at least a week.  A break like that is nothing new for me I guess, but I just thought I would offer a little warning this time.  🙂

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