Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Purple Pleasure

The hubby was in charge of color this week.  He wanted purple (over my pink choice) and I had already committed to trying a radial gradient.  Here is what we ended up with.

This was really fun to work on and I love how it came out (for a first go at the radial gradient technique)!  I know there is room for improvement on my placement and probably color variation.  I used quite a few polishes for this one:

I am in love with using latex on my fingers to help with clean up these days, so once I put down my usual base coat, I slathered on some liquid latex (in my fancy neon blue color) on all of my fingers.  The tricky part is not letting your fingers touch because the latex likes to stick to itself!  So, once that was on and dry, I added a layer of a white base coat to help get the color to pop.

I used a make-up sponge and put the polishes in a bullseye pattern with lightest in the middle and just tried to center it on the nail.  After about 3 or 4 passes, I was pretty happy with it.  There was a lot of indecision on a stamping color this time too but I love what I picked.

I used an image from Pueen 47.  Surprisingly, the MDU Violet was kind of runny and was hard to get a clear image from but you can barely tell!  Thank goodness.  LOL!  the MDU Purple is a perfect accent nail!  Hubby was really skeptical, but once I had my nails all cleaned up, he was on board!

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