Neon Gradient Zebra!!!!

9:00:00 AM

Okay, I'm unoriginal, again, but it was for an amazing manicure.  A little bit ago, I was reading my Blogger List and came across this AMAZING manicure by Heather at Peace, Love, and Polish.  I could not get the mani out of my mind, and I had to copy it ASAP.  I cannot begin to explain how happy I am that I did.  It gave me a prime opportunity to play around with my neon polishes, which I haven't done since summer.  Oh, how I've missed them!

I really can't even try to continue to babble about this manicure, I just need to show you....so let's go straight to the pictures.  You know, the pictures that I am beyond proud of.  Thank you camera and lightbox for cooperating!!!!  Pardon though the stained cuticles.  I couldn't get them to clean up perfectly because my gradient stained them a bit.





Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Ulta - Snow White
  • Gradient
    • China Glaze - Hang Ten Toes, Flip Flop Fantasy, Sun Kissed, Splish, Splash, and I'm With the Lifeguard
    • Funky Fingers - Riot!
  • Stripes
    • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
I never knew doing a gradient with six colors in the way I did them was even possible.  I am still in awe over it!!  I first laid out the bottles of polish in a "gradient" order.  I wanted them to all blend into one another color wise before putting them on the make up sponge.  Once the bottles were laid out, I painted the six colors in a circle on the sponge.  I started with I'm With the Lifeguard, then Sun Kissed, then Flip Flip Fantasy  then Hang Ten Toes, then Riot, then ending with Splish, Splash next to I'm With the Lifeguard.  I dabbed it fast on the plate, then directly onto the nail.  Painted another quick coat on the sponge then dabbed again back on the nail.  Lining the colors up exactly for a second sponge dab was kind of difficult, but totally worth it in the end.  The gradient wouldn't have been so vibrant if it weren't for the second gradient coating.

In Heather's manicure, she used a coat of glitter polish to even out her gradient, but I instead used some Out the Door.  I was going to do some Fairy Dust, but it was late and my FD takes forever to dry.

When the OTD was dry, I used my nail art brush and painted on the zebra stripes.  Last year when I started this blog, I only did zebra stripes using tooth picks, and boy how much easier is it to do them using a brush!!!  I cannot wait to do more zebra-y designs...and maybe even re-create my tigers!

What do you think?  Loving the neon amazingness?  Heather is such a genius!!!

I may try doing a more than 3 color gradient in the near future.  It was so much fun and was a great challenge.  I'm still in awe over the fact you can do something so awesome on your nail!!!!  

Hope you all enjoyed, and see you next time <3



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4 comments

  1. Your so sweet! I LOVE THIS MANI! Multiple color gradients are so fun - the options are endless!

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  2. This looks AWESOME! You did great x x x

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  3. WOW, this manicure is totally awesome. I have to try this me too!

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