This week's theme in the Let it Snow! Challenge is "Fireside Glow". Let me tell you that this one was hard to be creative with. I had a brilliant idea that took me DAYS to come up with. I went to experiment with it and it turned into an epic fail. I was really bummed so, now that I was down to the wire to get it done, I went with plan "b". Actually, where I ended up was plan "f". This is how it goes sometimes. Anyway, I love how it came out. It is a beautiful gradient. The photos don't do it justice. Someday, my hubby will build my lightbox for me. :)
The way I pictured this was a warm yellow at the bottom which gradually progressed into darkness. It is there, but it is subtle. I used a sponge method to get this look. I layered all of the colors together on a makeup sponge and applied all at once. I think 3 coats would have been better than the 2 I finished on.
Here is what I used:
From Left to Right: I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen's Beige Blast. The gradient is comprised of the other polishes shown. This is the order I used them as well...Sally Hansen's Amber Ruby, Pure Ice Iced Copper, Milani Metallic Mango, Pure Ice Hot Tamale, Milani Golden Goddess, Milani Good Morning Sunshine.
It is a relatively low-key mani for me. But it will make a good base to build from during the week. :)
Be sure to see the other entries for the challenge this week.