Pink Gradient Leopard Manicure with FingerPaints Sweet Spring

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing on this awesome Friday?  It's been quite a long week for me, so I am super excited that tomorrow is Saturday and I can sleep in!  Oh how I love sleep-in-Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a very pink and girlie manicure!  I recently received the Spring Picnic in the Park Collection from FingerPaints.  One of the polishes in this collection is Sweet Spring, a gorgeous baby pink cream.  Now, if you know me, I'm not one to wear pink polishes.  Lately though, I have been finding myself gravitating towards them, and Sweet Spring was no exception.

So I grabbed a darker pink and I just started playing around.  The end result was quite fabulous.

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Sweet Spring
  • Essence - Ultimate Pink
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Black Acrylific

To get the look, I started off with a base coat of Sweet Spring.  It took two coats to get full coverage of the beautiful pastel pink.  Can we take a minute to talk about how awesome FingerPaint's brush is?  It reminds me to the OPI brush, which is one of my favorites.  I hate the thin little brushes that require me to paint and paint and paint to get one coat.  With a wide brush like this one, I just have to do 3 swipes to get a perfect coat.

When my pretty pink base was dry, I took a make up sponge and created the pink gradient with Sweet Spring and Essence Ultimate Pink.  It is one of the best gradients I have ever created in my whole 3 years of blogging!  I couldn't stop staring at it!  So, what did I decide to do.....add glitter!  And guess what, it made it even more amazing!!!

I couldn't just have a plain gradient on my nails though.  I had to add some crazy nail art, which clearly means leopard print!  I kind of created a reverse gradient with the design which I think turned out to look really cool.  Sweet Spring was awesome for nail art.  Light colors like that sometimes don't dot well, but I had no problems with this.

What do you think?  Fun manicure?  Something you would try?

Until next time, <3.

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