I considered not even posting this manicure, but then I decided that I should show you guys my mistake. I tried another gradation type thing, and I'm not sure if anyone remembers my first one, which I quite liked, but I said that with my second one I would like the color changes to be less subtle. Here are the supplies I used, since a few people asked me last time.
Sorry that everything is backlit. Anyway, I used two different colors of nail polish, one light, one dark, both in the same color family. For the lighter color I used China Glaze Entourage from the 2009 Kicks collection and for the darker one, Morbid from the Wet n Wild Craze collection. You'll need several cotton balls, or even a paper towel, remover or acetone, and base and top coats. For my mixing bowl I used the cap for a bottle of water, as you can see in front of the remover. You'll also need a toothpick for the mixin'.
Here's what I did. First I poured a good amount of Morbid into my mixing area.
Whereas last time I painted my thumb the darker color and my pinky the lighter color and then mixed three individual shades, this time I just kept adding drops of the lighter color to the above puddle of Morbid.
Then I mix, mix, mixed and painted, painted, painted. You only have to wipe your brush off twice, right when you start and right when you finish. I did paint my thumbs with just Morbid, but all the other nails were a mixture of Morbid and Entourage. I guess I kind of underestimated how strong a color the Wet n Wild is, because even though I added like four drops of Entourage for each successive nail, the gradations were still really subtle. More subtle than last time. I mean, I can tell that the colors change from nail to nail, but I don't know that other people would notice. First, here are bottle shots of the colors I used.
Morbid is a shimmery blackened teal. I got this one from Niki at MagicMaid.
Entourage is a shimmery light green. Very springy. I don't think I've ever worn this one by itself. I brought it to my family reunion this summer, and my little cousins liked it quite a bit. Somehow the label started wearing off. I guess they loved it that hard?
Sorry I have weird claw hand, but this is the best way to showcase this type of thing. Like I said, SUBTLE. I like the color on my ring finger a lot. As you can see, my application was really bad. I was getting frustrated. Next time, I swear, I will make this way less subtle. Here, look again.
Pretty enough, but I'm still labeling this one a fail. I think next time I'll do purple.
Have a great weekend, guys!