Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tri-Polish Tuesday - Lily Gradient
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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