Friday, 10 January 2014
Today's nails were inspired by AJ of Nail Lacquer UK. She posted a beautiful gradient last week using holographic polishes. It looked so stunning, and the colours blended flawlessly! I wanted to do something similar, but the only two holo polishes I have are very different in colour. Still, I gave it a try, and just tried to blend the two colours with lots of sponge-dabbing!
The two polishes I used in this manicure were Seventeen's silver holo polish, and Rose Bower by a-england. I definitely want more a-england polishes because this one is so rich and beautiful!
I began by painting my nails with two coats of the silver. I then layered up a make-up sponge with a strip of silver and a strip of pink. I dabbed it onto my nail, dabbing higher and lower to create the gradient(ish!)
It doesn't blend totally seamlessly, which I expected because of the colours being so different. However, I did get some sort of gradient going on, some nails better than others. Also, I can't decide whether it looks like the ends of my fingernails are covered in blood or something?! However, I still like it, I think!