Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bright Gradient With OPI Brazil!

Good morning, readers! This is a quick post showing you what I have on my nails right now! After the comparison photos from my post of the bright colored half of OPI Brazil, I realized that Where Did Suzi's Mango?, Toucan Do It If You Try, and Live.Love.Carnaval would make a gorgeous gradient. After the success of my attempt at the fan brush gradient earlier this week, I decided to use the same technique for these and the base turned out super fun!

I started with a base coat of OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go? Once that was dry, I used the fan brush method to apply all three colors in a gradient. I learned this technique from this tutorial from Neverland Nail Blog!

At the last moment I added 2 coats of Ninja Polish Sticks 'n Stones but I'm undecided on if I like the added step. I think I've fallen out of love with glitter lately and now wish I'd done something free handed over the top (or even left it as a pretty gradient). Live and learn!

What do you think? Thanks so much for reading, have a great Sunday!

*The OPI polishes used in this post were a previous press sample and are linked to the original review post.
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  1. I think the glitter is lovely, but I know what you mean. Sometimes I put glitter on for a second day of mani wear if I know I can't change my polish. Love this technique, I've never tried it but I might give it a go!

  2. TOTALLY 100000000% love this. xx

  3. What cute coral nail polish, and the top coat looks great :)

  4. I like black and white glitter over gradients :) that being said, this was such a subtle gradient that I think I agree with you--maybe just left alone or with a subtle glitter like Fairy Dust it would have shone more. It's still pretty though! I like the classic colour combined with the funky edge. Reminds me of a coral dress I have that I wear with black beads, black wide belt, and black shoes. Maybe I'll do a mani like this next time I go out in that outfit :D

  5. Cool, this looks great. Love gradients with b&w glitter! <3