I'm not even paying attention to the fact that it is snowing on the first day of Spring. Maybe if I don't acknowledge it at all, it will go away? Probably wishful thinking... but that's not stopping me from channeling warmer and sunnier days with the CORAL prompt I pulled for Fishbowl Friday No. 20...
1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Wet n Wild Wear Skinny Jeans
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
1 Day of Wear
3 Coats Wet n Wild Warm Filter
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
Before I even pulled the prompt last night, I knew I wanted to use another polish from Wet n Wild's Silver Lake Collection...... if I could. So, when I opened up the prompt and read CORAL... Warm Filter was the first polish that came to mind. Instead of wearing it by itself though, I decided on using it to create a gradient over Wear Skinny Jeans.
Using a cosmetic wedge, I painted Warm Filter onto the sponge, and then dabbed it on the nail about halfway down. After I sponged one coat on all my nails, I went back and sponged one third of the way down for my second coat, and then just the very tips for the third and final coat. One coat of clear did a nice job of creating a grungy, linear gradient effect. I went back and added a second coat for shine, more protection, and a little more smudging, to be honest. Finally, I sealed everything off with the usual thick coat of Seche Vite.
I'm seriously loving how this turned out. There's something about this kind of manicure that I really, really like. I tend to like a little grunge and imperfection in these kinds of manicures. It's along the same lines as why I like distressed jeans so much. Aaaaand, it never hurts that you can be messy and not-so-precise, but still end up with an amazing mani!