The One With the ORLY Gradient Tape Manicure

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Good morning polished world!  Welcome to Tuesday, the beginning of a new, busy work week.  I would have had this post up yesterday, but we had a lovely night of thunderstorms, which knocked my power out, which led me to not sleep, which meant I didn't get around to blogging at all.  I'm also at the end of my edited posts, so I really need to get my booty in gear and start working on this blog again.  I think I have six posts that need to be worked on?  Who knows....

Today's design is one I did a loooong time ago.  I honestly think I painted it back in March.  Yup, that's how long it sat in the drafts, waiting to be published.  The pictures were on my old laptop, and finally I pulled them over to the new laptop to edit.  Long story short, I stink at posting.

This manicure is a fun gradient, tape design using some of my favorite ORLY polishes.  Let's see if I can remember the names....

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Cool in California
  • ORLY - Frolic
  • ORLY - Be Daring
  • ORLY - Mirrorball
  • INM - Northern Lights
Isn't it wonderfully sparkly??  You all already know about my love for Mirrorball.  When Sally Beauty discontinued it, I literally bought 5 back up bottles because I was scared that ORLY themselves were discontinuing it.  Luckily, I can still get it from ORLY if worse came to worse, but I'm still on my original bottle, meaning that the 5 back ups have yet to be open.  I've owned my original bottle for over a year, it's three quarters gone, and it still applies as if the bottle was brand new.  That's what I love about ORLY, you really can use the polish until the bitter end.

One more shot so you can see that gorgeous gradient.  I love how well it blended together.  Such beautiful, opaque colors perfect for blending gradients.  I was surprised how well they applied over Mirrorball too with the tape design.  I wasn't sure if it would look as good as it did over the plain pink nail, but it did.  You would have never guessed that it was over just Mirrorball alone.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Something different, right??

Until next time, <3.

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