Friday, January 17, 2014

Neon Gradient with Zebra Print

Good morning!!!  How are you all today?  Can you believe it is already January 17th?  Seriously, where did is this month going?  I need to get my nail art booty in gear and finish up my Valentines Day nail art wheel because before I know it, the day is going to be here and I'll only have 2 of the nails done.

Today I am bringing you a bright, neon, cheerful manicure since I am tired of winter and winter colors.  I feel that if my nails are bright and cheery, the day will be too.  That's logical, right?  This look was inspired by this manicure by SusieQ1980 on Instagram.  I remember seeing this manicure ages ago and was really upset that I didn't own That's Shore Bright.  During a Black Friday special, I was able to snag a bottle for myself along with Too Yacht To Handle, and was able to complete the look!

I switched it up a bit and really love how it turned out!  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - That's Shore Bright, Too Yacht to Handle
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
  • INM - Bikini, Northern Lights
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl

For the life of me, I cannot figure out what colors SusieQ1980 used to get her amazing gradient.  I originally tried a mixture of China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, That's Shore Bright, and Flip Flop Fantasy, but it just looked awful and din't blend at all.  That's when I decided I needed some hot pink and grabbed my bottle of INM Bikini.  I sponged on the gradient, and instantly glittered it using INM Northern Lights.  How can you not glitterize a gradient?  To get the zebra stripes, I used a nail art brush and Orly Liquid Vinyl after the glitter dried.

I decided to add some glitter to That's Shore Bright also since I thought it looked a tad odd as a plain cream next to the shimmery This Crown Needs a Gown and my glittered ring finger.


Totally bright and cheerful, right?!  I think this is one of my favorite manicures just because of the color combo and the glitter.  That's Shore Bright is right now one of my favorite polishes.  I know that these Sunsational cream polishes received a lot of bad reviews this past summer, but I had no issues with my bottle.  I have found that ever single neon I have ever owned was kind of difficult to apply.  They're a tad streaky, but they fill in after the second coat.  To me, this polish was a typical neon, little streaky but not so awful that I would never use the polish again.

What do you think?  Is this a look you would try?  What are your thoughts on That's Shore Bright?

Not sure when my next post is going to be.  It might be on Tuesday since I'm kind of running out of manicures to share and I went two days with naked nails this past week since I've been uninspired.  I think Captain America and Spiderman kicked my nail art butt and exhausted me so much that I need to be simple for a few days.  Don't worry though, I'm not going anywhere!

If you have any ideas, please leave suggestions!!!  Help me become inspired again!

Until next time, <3.