I'm not even sure why I turned to purple for this look. I guess I just wanted to show it some love. You know I love a gradient look too! Had I not been circling the nail art forums so many years ago, I wouldn't have known the beauty. I love this community so much and everything it teaches me. :)
I started with my usual base coat to protect my nails and then started with 2 coats of In A Lily Bit. Once that was completely dry, I started the gradient. I use a make-up sponge for my technique. I put a stripe of each color on the sponge and lightly add it to each nail. Once each layer is dry, I go back over it until I am happy with the color.
I can't even begin to express how much I love Winterberry! It has the deepest color with such a hint of shimmer. A lot of people like to do gradients with only 2 colors, which are absolutely stunning. I, somehow, typically gravitate towards three colors. For my accent nail, I applied 2 coats of Stevie to my ring finger. In my opinion, Zoya makes the best textured polishes. They can be worn with a top coat (which is my preference).
Once the polish is dry, I put a layer of Seche Vite on to even out the color and to prepare for stamping. I used BM-711 for this image. I love the fine lines and MDU Copper was a perfect accent. Another layer of Seche Vite finished this pretty manicure off.
I also, for the first time ever, stamped my big toe while I did a matching pedicure. It is the first time I have been able to bend that far over since having 2 major back surgeries two years ago. That was fun! Not to fret, I won't ever post a picture of my feet on here. Thanks for stopping by!