Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Sparkle in My Eye


Today was 112°F here in Las Vegas, and I felt like I was melting even INDOORS with air conditioning. I saw a wonderful gradient on Michelle of All Lacquered Up's blog. She used one off the butterLONDON jellies layered 4 times to create a pretty effect. I loved the effect of the jelly layering so much, I decided to do my own- I used a polish that took about 5 layers to be opaque, and I think it worked perfectly for this effect.


I used Nicole by OPI Respect the World Matte as a base, with Confetti My Favorite Martian sponged over it in three layers. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

20 comments:

  1. This is wonderful looking. Apparently simple, but very attractive. I think I'll try it too.

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  2. Wow, that's gorgeous! I also loved that manicure of All Lacquered Up, so I definitely need to try this!

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  3. It reminds me of gras and a blue sky, lovely!

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  4. Gorgeous! I really need to try a gradient mani--I also loved the ALU one.

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  5. It looks wonderful! I love gradiation effect on nails :)

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  6. I'm in Vegas, too, and it WAS hot... But we were blasting the air conditioner, so it was all good!
    LOVE the nails. They're so pretty!!!

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  7. Oh gosh, you did such a wonderful job! I wish my gradient attempt turned out this great!

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  8. That is so, so gorgeous! I have been really loving gradients lately. I think the jelly polishes give it lot more depth than the way I've been doing them! Still... gradients are gorgeous no matter what!

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  9. Oh that's so pretty! It's like laying in the grass and looking towards the horizon.. ^.^

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  10. I love these colours for summer!


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  11. This reminds me of the Fun Dip Lik-a-stik candy that is blue and turns green when you lick it. It is the exact same colors. You should check it out. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/1039737_70c589de8a.jpg

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  12. Saw Michelle's yesterday, and I am loving your version also!!

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  13. Hot here, too!! I am so done with Summer. Great gradient.

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  14. It's so beautiful! I was inspired by Michelle's post too, and I used the same effect in my nails today! But I used a very light, lilac color that doesn't look as beautiful as yours does! =D
    You are very talented!

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  15. it's amazing!!!

    i don't make the my nails like you :(

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  16. Gorgeous - I'm partial to these colors.

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