Friday, July 25, 2014

Lavender gradient nails

OPI Alpine Snow • China Glaze Lotus Begin (artificial light)
Hello and happy Friday! Here's a quick nail post to share the lavender gradient/ombre nails I did (last month... *sob*). I definitely feel like I could have done a better job; I did them basically in the middle of the night because I am a masochist the next day was the London Drugs Beauty Event (recap here) and I was all, how can a nail polish addict show up to this awesome beauty event without a fresh mani? Nope, gotta do them, even if I have work in the morning.

Although a very opaque white, I'm not quite happy with the super-thick consistency of Sinful Colors Snow Me White (used here and here), which makes it hard to work with. I found a far superior white creme in OPI Alpine Snow, which is thinner, covers the nail easily and smoothly, and is still opaque. I sponged on China Glaze Lotus Begin (full swatch here) in two layers; if I had the time, I would have done a third layer just on the very tips for more dimension to the gradient.

Here's a photo on the day of the Beauty Event, in natural light. I wish I could always take my nail photos in natural light--it's the most flattering for any skin tone.

What are you up to this weekend? I might head down to English Bay to check out the first fireworks show of this year's Celebration of Light on Saturday.

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