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Fishbowl Friday *022*

Another simple prompt... I'm on quite the kick, aren't I? This week, it's GOLD...

Gradient Manicure

Gradient Nails

Pink and Gold Gradient Mani

Pink and Gold Nails

Gold Gradient Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coat Wet n Wild A Latte Love
Wet n Wild Beat Of A Generation
Zoya Severine
Zoya Yana
SinfulColors Clear Coat
Essie Good to Go

Initially, I had a very different idea for this manicure planned out in my head. It even made it to my nails! I was almost finished when a series of bumps, glumps, and starting over forced me to take a different approach.

I started out with 2 coats of A Latte Love. Then, I sponged Yana and Severine onto my nails to get the gradient effect. I probably should've sponged all 3 colors, because I didn't get a very good gradient from A Latte Love to Severine at all. Next, I added clear coat from A Latte Love up into Severine on all my hands. After that, I wrapped my tips haphazardly with Beat Of A Generation. I went back and sponged a little more Severine on the middle of my nails, in hopes that when I did my next coat of clear, I would get small little metallic trails into Yana. It did work, only, they ended up being waaaaay more subtle than what I wanted. One coat of Essie Good to Go, and I was off to bed.

So... not exactly what I was hoping for, but I think I've figured out where I went wrong. So, I might try and replicate this tonight with A Latte Love, Severine, and a different bright shade. I'm thinking cobalt blue, but I'm not 100% sure.

In other news, I've pretty much confirmed my need for a nail art brush set after running into problems with this mani. There's plenty of them online, but I'm hoping I can find one while I'm out and about shopping tomorrow. Definitely hitting up Sephora because the last time I was there, I was on a no-buy and still behaving. Aaaaand I can't wait to grab a fresh bath bomb or 5 from LUSH. Shopping tomorrow, Easter on Sunday... it's going to be a great weekend with lots of family, plenty of Mommy/Peanut time and I. Can't. Wait. Happy weekend indeed!


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