Thursday, 15 August 2013

High Contrast

Where I mixed the two colours for this gradient in the middle, they swirled together and created a purple section in the middle. This has never happened to me before! I don't know why I'm so excited about this snippet of basic colour science but I thought it was cool!

All my waterfalls so far have been fairly subtle, at least compared to this one. I always tried to keeps the base colour and waterfall colours in the same scheme so today I wanted to try something with a bit more contrast that would really stand out. And I like it!



My base colour is NYC Bubblegum Pink and I created the gradient using a make up sponge and Sally Hansen Himalayan Blue. There's a tutorial for that here.

For the waterfall nails, my colours were NYC Pier 17NYC RaindropSally Hansen Pacific Blue and Sally Hansen Himalayan Blue. You'll find that tutorial here!

It's all topped off with two coats of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat.



38 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Love

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  2. I love these colors together and I would be excited about the swirling colors, too!

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  3. I love your waterfalls! And this one is really stunning. Love the color!

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  4. The ombre turned out wonderful! I love the color gradient.

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  5. wow this is so brilliant! i love how the different designs mix up the look!

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  6. You've been using the no7 top coat a lot recently.. is it your new go to top coat?? Shall I buy some?!!

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  7. I don't usually mix these two colors toghether but here, this mani looks gorgeous!

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  8. I want to do this gradient so badly! I'll link and credit if I pull it off! xx

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  9. Gorgeous waterfalls!!! Love all the colours too!! :)

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  10. Great color choice! Love it!

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  11. *.* que coisa mais Linda!!! Amei sua Nail Art

    :*
    Unhas da Tabata

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  12. Love the colours! Your nail art is perfect as always! x

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  13. This looks great! Great color scheme ;)

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  14. You little genius, you! <3 it!!!

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  15. Oh I love these! I may have to borrow this look!

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  16. They look awesome and very pretty.

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  17. Wow! That color mixing is crazy awesome! Can you do more of them?

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  18. I can never get mine to blend so nicely :)

    http://beautynuggets1.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hey,
    lovely design! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  20. What a pretty color combination! I love it.

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  21. i tried to do this and they did not come out as pretty as yours....do you have a video tutorial on this?

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  22. WOW i love this! everything looks incredible together!

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  23. It's freaky that I posted almost the exact same gradient a few days ago on my blog!! Great minds and all that ;)

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  24. would just like to tell you I found your tutorial on gradient nails and now gradients are quick and easy, and they look so good! THANK YOU!

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  25. This manicure reminds me of a pair of sneakers that I want badly
    http://www.finishline.com/store/product/womens-nike-air-max-2013-premium-running-shoes/_/A-42259?productId=prod719967
    -Monica

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  26. This is BEAUTIFUL. Awesome job!

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  27. Omg, this mani is featured on Tumblr Radar!

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  28. These are my favorite so far!

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  29. I think this is my favourite one of all

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