Lit from Within: Tri-Polish Tuesday - Lily Gradient
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesday - Lily Gradient


Hello, Fireflies!

I'm so happy with the way this nail art cam out! Especially after it started with a streaky yellow base coat, Ulta Cream Of The Crop.

Ulta Cream Of The Crop

I tried doing a sponge gradient with Barry M Blue Moon, a soft pale blue, with a slight shimmer, but they're both so sheer that they just absorbed into the sponge.  I achieved pretty much the look I wanted by just painting the two colors on my nail!  Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best one.

sponge gradient with Barry M Blue Moon, a soft pale blue, with a slight shimmer

I used these Lily water decals from Born Pretty Store in a mani earlier this week, but I actually created this one first.  I loved the decals so much, I just had to use them again! And then, I ordered another set that I paid for (these were sent for review.)

I used these Lily water decals from Born Pretty Store

These are the epitome of Spring/Easter nails.  Pastels, light, airy colors, with bright lilies.


I fell in love, and I fell hard.  And, I'm so proud of myself for using all three colors of the Tri-polish challenge! (golf clap)


These decals are so easy to use - just cut off the decal you want to use (you don't even have trim it that close!) soak it in a bit of water for 10-20 seconds, slide the decal off the paper backing with your fingers or a pair of tweezers, and put it on your wet nail.  Slide it around until it's where you want it to be, and then blot gently with a lint-free cloth - or just let it dry on its own.  They don't lift like stickers, and they melt away with the nail polish remover, so there's no extra clean up.

Bottle shot:  Ulta Cream Of The Crop, and Barry M Blue Moon, along with the sheet of decals.

Bottle shot:  Ulta Cream Of The Crop, and Barry M Blue Moon, along with the sheet of decals

Do you love these as much as I do?  I can't even take most of the credit - the decals did most of the work!

If you'd like to go shopping at the Born Pretty Store, feel free to use my coupon (GVX31) for 10% off! Born Pretty Store can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and their blog.





26 comments:

  1. That pastel yellow and blue looks great together as a gradient!

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  2. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LOOK! The polish colors are perfect together!!! And those decals are great!

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  3. I adore the end result! The Ulta on it's own would have scared me. You totally saved that polishes life.

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  4. This is so lovely! The gradient really works with the flowers.

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  5. This mani is my fave. I love the gradient effect of the yellow into the blue and those flowers are soooooo cute. I love this one so much, i almost want to try and duplicate. Another amazing mani!!

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  6. So Spring appropriate! Love the yellow and blue together!

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  7. Wow, this is absolutely stunning! At first I was like "ugh... that yellow is a tad bit streaky" but the end result was totally worth it.

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  8. So pretty! I love the gradient and also the decals!

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  9. I am loving this sweet spring mani!! I was looking for a super light blue this weekend and can you believe I didn't have one in my stash? What? How? I like this Barry M pale blue!!

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  10. I loved the gradient you had before the decals - but the decals just put it off the top... it's gorgeous! I think this screams Spring to me.

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  11. Nidia you do the most artistic manis ever!

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  12. I love the flower decals! I need to get them, I keep procrastinating!

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  13. That is such a pretty mani. I suck at gradients. Just suck! LOL I love water decals. they are all good, no bad.

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  14. The flowers are super cute on you

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  15. I love the gradient look! And the decals are pretty.

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  16. I absolutely love this. Your ombre is amazing!

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  17. I love your gradient! Those colors are so fun together, especially for summer.

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  18. You did great with the ombre-- I could never make it happen!

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  19. Oh my gosh that is soooo pretty. It reminds me of a gorgeous tea seat my grandmother used to have. I love it.

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  20. Oh I love this--so pretty and feminine!!

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  21. I know I have said it before but I think this mani is my NEW favorite from you!!!

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  22. Those nail stickers are super pretty

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  23. Those decals are adorable! Love this mani.

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