Monday, May 11, 2015

Nails of the Week #38: Dip Tip Gradient

This one was a really quick manicure that I must admit lasted for about one weekend for me but I still thought it was worth talking about. At this point I'm nearly a month behind on manicures but I kind of did this on purpose since my nails are really suffering lately and peeling like crazy so I've actually been rocking the naked nail for awhile now. I'm waiting for at least 50% of the existing nail to grow out so I can chop it off and start fresh with some stronger nails. Anyways, there was my weekly tangent, now let's talk about this (very old) manicure of mine!

I've been wanting to do a gradient manicure for awhile and after staring at my colors for a long time I decided I had enough shades of grey to possibly pull this off. I'll just start by naming off the colors so from lightest to darkest: Color Club in Silver Lake, Essie in Chinchilly, Essie in Power ClutchEssie in Over the Edge, and Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Black Satin. I decided against doing a full nail because initially I had the idea to do just french tips but I was inspired to actually flip the sticker around and doing a sort of oval splash of color at the tips. I think it's a fun idea and I sort of pulled it off. The edges are definitely the cleanest yet that I've done with these sticker stencils so I call this a win! Unfortunately due to the sorry state of my nails and how it's the tips that are really peeling, this manicure chipped and peeled away within a day, but one day when my nails are strong again we will return to this idea!

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