The thing about feeling inspired is you have the urge to translate the inspiration immediately into a new manicure which led to my fourth gradient manicure. The inspiration was too strong to resist.
Yesterday I picked up three nail polishes from the limited edition Manhattan Buffalo collection. The two creams 18 Robin Boot and 20 Blue Suede Toes screamed gradient nails to me but I wanted to add a third color. The best match for another color to go with the bright teal and blue had to be a purple so I picked the sadly also limited edition p2 Deep Purple from last years’ Flour Hour collection. It is like a brighter version of China Glaze Grape Pop or OPI Funky Dunkey.
The second part of the inspiration was a retweet by Rie from Nails and Noms where I saw the gorgeous striped gradient manicure by Mimi from Makeup Withdrawal. Why haven’t I discovered her blog sooner? I love it!
As a cherry on top of this gradient manicure I wanted to add something sparkly, something special and also a nail polish which wouldn’t cover too much of the striped gradient. Lynnderella Bride of Franken was the perfect pick. ♥
The purple of p2 Deep Purple mixed with Blue Suede Toes while sponging and isn’t as purple anymore – more a blurple – but I love how the gradient turned out. To play with the gradients again I mirrored the diagonal gradients from nail to nail.
Because every drop of Lynnderella Bride of Franken is special to me I wanted to savor it on top of a special manicure and I think this striped gradient manicure is it.
With this gradient manicure I had like a gradient nails theme week on my blog. I just love gradients and they are now much easier and smoother to make now that I follow Sammy’s technique. I will wear one color manicures for the next week though to be fresh for new possible gradients. There are so much more possibilities to play with them!
I also shortened my nails a bit today. As much as I love long nails.. the minute they touch the keys from the keyboard while I type they need to be filed down. This feeling. *shudders*
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥