Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Gradient...

I've got another super pink and girly Valentine's Day manicure to show you. It features a double gradient technique that I first saw on Globe & Nail and have been wanting to try ever since. I kept putting it off since it looks complicated and I didn't want to start something I didn't have time for. Turns out it was quite easy to make and it is definitely one of those manicures that looks more difficult than it really is. I'm glad I finally found the time to try it because I can't stop looking at it...

For the manicure I used three Barielle shades. I first sponged the gradient of Alli's Lace Cover Up, Eli's Magic and Big Apple Red from base to tips. After applying striping tape, I sponged the gradient in reverse. That is really all there is to it...

The most difficult part was cleaning up the mess from all the sponging. It took me longer to clean up than to create the manicure itself. Next time I will plan ahead and tape off the nail before sponging...

Even though my boyfriend and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, I do get a kick out of creating manicures for the occasion... matter of fact same goes for Christmas and so many other holidays...

Have you ever created a manicure for a holiday you don't celebrate?

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Anutka :)

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  1. You did such a beautiful job of re-creating the look!! I absolutely love the colours you chose! :)

  2. Beautiful colour combination and beautiful manicure! :-)

  3. Wow it looks so complicated but you make it sound like a piece of cake! Gorgeous effect though <3

  4. I love, love, love the way this looks! It does sound crazy easy for the way it turns out!

  5. I saw this on my google follow list and just had to comment on your double gradient. I love the valentine themed color combination. Absolutely beautiful

  6. Thank you so much ladies! I'm very glad that you like the manicure. It is quite easy to recreate and I hope you give it a try :)

  7. I did the same design for a valentine day mani!! Great minds think alike :)

  8. Great minds do think alike! It is beautiful for sure :)

  9. I'm really glad that you like it! Thank you for your wonderful comments :)

  10. I love this design and got pointed to this post by SimpleLittlePleasures on Youtube :)
    Can't wait to get my striping tape so I can try this out!

  11. Thank you very much! I do hope you try it and have fun with it! :)


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