Monday, 17 March 2014
Speckled Egg Gradient
Hello! Here are my nails today. Last week, I was lucky enough to win the full set of Speckled Egg polishes which are a new release from Models Own. As soon as I saw them I knew I'd have to treat myself to at least one to try, but I would never have bought all 5 as I couldn't justify the cost, so to win them all was amazing! <3 I won them through a twitter giveaway - they have lots there, and on Facebook and Instagram too so if you don't already follow them, you should!
As I mentioned, there are five shades in the collection which I reckon most of you have already seen! There's Goose (yellow) Dove (pink) and Swan (purple), as well as Duck (blue) and Magpie (green) that I have used today. They're so perfect for spring, and Easter!
For this manicure, I first painted my nails with the green shade, which took three coats to get fully opaque. It's good because the multiple coats build up the 'depth' of the polish - I love how some of the speckles are partially hidden beneath the top layer! I then took the blue shade and dabbed it onto the mids-to-tips of my nails. I added a second coat once this was dry to just my tips, to add to the gradient effect. I finished off with a topcoat of Gelous to smooth it all out.
I like how these have turned out - the gradient is quite subtle, but I like how the similarity of the two colours mean they blend really well! Love these polishes, and I'll definitely be using the other three soon :-)