Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cotton Candy Gradient

I'm so so proud of myself today! This is the smoothest gradient I've ever done and possibly my favourite colour combo too. I'm going to chock it up to the perfect polishes which are both smooth but kind of watery two coaters - perfect for gradienting!




I used NYC Lavender Cupcake as my base coat and created the gradient using Barry M Gelly Blueberry following this tutorial. Then I coated it with one coat of  Seche Vite.
For the striped finger I applied a few strips of striping tape straight from cuticle to tip using some nail art tweezers, then painted over them with W7 Black and quickly removed the strips.
The glitter on my accent finger is La Femme Purple Glitter. La Femme make some interesting polishes but unfortunately the names aren't quite as creative! This one's is a vibrant purple jelly base packed with tiny purple and blue squares and only took two coats for full coverage. I found this in my local What! store. They don't have a website but they're scattered all over the country and they're one of those shops that you have to just stumble across unless Google Local has one listed near you!






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46 comments:

  1. awesome :) the gradient is really as great as you pointed out. good job!!!

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  2. looks really amazing - although I love long nails your short nails are absolutely beatiful!

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  3. 1ahhh omg this is perfection! so amazing and precise

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  4. Pretty! I like them pre-stripes and glitter. I'm definitely grabbing some makeup sponges to try gradiating!

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  5. The design is so soft and lovely!! I like it :)

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  6. That gradient is perfect for spring! Your best one yet x x x

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  7. LOVE IT!!! I really have to attempt the gradient again! Looks so simple, yet I cannot master it LOL

    Oh...and I am totally lovin the glitter!

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  8. Love your gradients! You always pick the best colors ♡

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  9. I'm obsessed with this manicure! I seriously might have to recreate it!

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  10. i love this! your gradient really is so smooth! great job! :)

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  11. love the colour choices for the gradient - it looks amazing x

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  12. I knew I recognised the glitter; I have that one myself! Bought it mid-late last year. It's great, Love the colour of it and coverage is brill! Well done with the gradient - perfect!

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  13. wow that is a smooth gradient, I love it <3

    Nails look amazing.

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  14. Ohh I wish I could do such a great gradient ! Well jel !

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  15. I love it and now I want cotton candy!

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  16. Looks so adorable, I love the stripes over the gradient! Like feminine pinstripes.
    So you started with a base of the purple before sponging on the blue?
    I was thinking about trying a white base before sponging any colors on, what are your thoughts on that?

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  17. Perfect gradient, great colour combination :)

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  18. wow! lovely as usual! The gradient came out nice indeed! :)

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  19. perfect gradient! i love it with the stripes too!

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  20. Oh my goodness! You mastered the gradient look! I love it!!

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  21. Love the gradient! Perfect nails as always!

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  22. OMG how inspiring your blog is! :)

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  23. Beautiful! I agree with you about the right type of polishes for gradienting.

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  24. awesome ! really into stripes lately

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  25. Your gradients are awesome! I love them!

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  26. I love the stripes over the gradient, it's so pretty!

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  27. I love your nails ! This is so beautiful!

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  28. I'm in love with that glitter and envious of your gradient!

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  29. Anyone know the shade name of the La Femme glittwe nailpolish? I found a website that sells them, but I cant make out if its the same one..

    Hope to hear from someone soon!!

    Thanks,
    Danica

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    1. I found the polish online after searching for like a half hour!! I ordered one, and then today I got an email saying they don't ship to the states!! I am heartbroken!! Here is the link to the site; and if any of my UK friends would be totally awesome and order this for me and ship it to me i would be SO SO SO GRATEFUL! I'd pay for everything, of course :)

      http://www.colourcosmetics.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=glitter&category_id=37&product_id=1632

      :)

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  30. Anyone know the shade name of the La Femme glittwe nailpolish? I found a website that sells them, but I cant make out if its the same one..

    Hope to hear from someone soon!!

    Thanks,
    Danica

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  31. Thank you for your support techniques, gorgeous colour watts, and constant inspiration ! I did exactly this gradient and it turned out great!
    And thanks for using fairly cheap and high-street brands-means I can build up a nice wee stock!

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  32. Please tell me what is the name of the La Femme glitter nailpolish?

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  33. This is freaking GORGEOUS! Your gradients are pure perfection - they're what I strive for whenever I do one!

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