Lit from Within: A Different Kind of Summer Sunset
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Friday, June 20, 2014

A Different Kind of Summer Sunset


Hello, Fireflies!

Today's Summer Time Nail Art Challenge is sunsets, and the BBCFL put together a Summer roundup, so I present my version of a summer sunset!

I was inspired by this post from Plump and Polished, where she describes doing a gradient with a craft brush!  Being as crap as I am at gradients, I thought I'd try it.  Definitely will take me a little practice, but it's a lot less messy!


When KBShimmer put out her early summer collection, I knew I needed the neutral holos.  From nail bed to nail tip, the gradient is: In Bare Form, Big Tan On Campus, Run! It's the Coppers!, and Stark Raven Mad.


I put a drop of each polish in a vertical line down the center of the nail, and then used the brush to swipe horizontally across the nail. 

Probably shouldn't have made my first attempt at this technique with holos, and they are notoriously finicky and did get a little patchy when I over-brushed. Also, next time, I'll use the lightest color for a base, and then try the gradient after it dries.

Bottle shot:  KBShimmer In Bare Form, Big Tan On Campus, Run! It's the Coppers!, and Stark Raven Mad.


I love the orange glow that Run! It's the Coppers! gives the look, as if the sun were just disappearing behind the horizon, lighting the sky on fire.




Also shared on The Nail Files and the Nail Files Pinterest Board. Please feel free to click through for more nail art.


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33 comments:

  1. Love that holographic color you used here.

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  2. Me too, I want to try this brand! Btw, can you make a sequel to this? I love pink sunset!

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  3. I love holographic manicures!

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  4. I'm starting to hear a lot about this brand.

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  5. I knew I should have picked up Run its the coppers during the last sale. Every manicure I see with it makes me want it even more. Nice job =)

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  6. I must have these Kbshimmers now!!!!

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  7. Very nice!! I really like KBShimmer polishes.

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  8. I haven't even seen this KBShimmers line. Definite must have!

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  9. I totally want this polish. Beautiful shimmer and holos. A definite MUST HAVE for sure!

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  10. I love all the brown tones in the polishes!

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  11. You did far better than I do at my gradients. I like!!!

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  12. This is brand I'm going to have to look into….

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  13. I love holographic polish too. I only have 1 or 2.
    http:therantingsofadramaqueensmum.blogspot.com

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  14. Using a craft brush is a very crafty idea! I've yet to try KB Shimmers, but there are so many I'd like to own.

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  15. Love the colors, and this is a new brand name for me.

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  16. I loove the colors you used, they really look like sunset :)

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  17. I really need to get some KBShimmer polishes!

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  18. I love the copper!! KB Shimmer is soooo amazing! I've only discovered them this year but I want all their colors!

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  19. These holos are fabulous! Run It's The Coppers, in particular!

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  20. I'm glad you liked the technique! I can't wait to see you try it with cremes! It'll be a lot easier. :)

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  21. I love the glow of the gradient. It reminds me of the tail end of a sunset!

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  22. love this - definitely something I would love to wear.

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