31 Day Challenge – Day 12: Stripes

Hello ladies!

Today’s challenge theme is stripes, and I decided to try something for the first time: A striped gradient.

stripes4I used six different blues for my gradient and I loved that I could include glitter polishes 🙂 I didn’t manage to get the stripes even on each nail, but I loved the final look nonetheless. Excuse the ding on my index finger, I didn’t even notice I’d bumped it until I was taking photos!

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The polishes I used for this were, from the base of the fingers to the tips: Charlie Revlon – Captivating; Revolution Crystal – Saphire (sic); Essence Colour & Go – The Boy Next Door; Sinful Colors – Fly Away; Nails Inc. London special effects – Sprinkles – Pudding Lane; and Tip Top Nail Chic – Beach Babe.

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This took a while to finish since I had to wait for stripes to dry before I could tape over them to do the following stripe. This made it take a lot longer than a sponge gradient would, but I love the look of it and how you can see each individual polish (especially the sprinkles) in a way that you wouldn’t with a sponged gradient.

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What do you think of this look? Have you tried a tape gradient before? I will definitely be trying it again with different colour combinations!

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I hope you liked today’s nails, don’t forget to come look at my first ever animal print nails tomorrow 🙂

31DC2013And give the other ladies doing this challenge some love, you can find their work at the link:

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Wow I love this! I have tried a tape gradient but never with so many colours. I think you’re brave even though it is clearly worth it because the result is awesome!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yeah it does take pretty long with so many colours, waiting for the polish to dry and everything… but I loved it 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    OMW I LOVE THE GLITTER STRIPES!!! i’ve never thought to use glitter like that before!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Aah thanks! It was the best part 😀

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