Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Fling Challenge Day 5: Watermarble or Gradient

We made it to the last day of the challenge!  I chose to do a subtle glitter gradient for today's theme.  I used a few long time nail polish favorites that are still readily available at Ulta or Walgreens.

I chose Essie Turquoise and Caicos as the base for this manicure.  It's a slightly squishy, jelly finish and this was 3 coats on my nails.  Next I layered a coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle, which I am still loving as a glitter top coat.  To finish the gradient, I dabbed Essie Set in Stones around the base of my nails in a curved fashion.  What do you think?



Maybe it's just me, but I feel like this sort of is reminiscent of a Tiffany look.  My bottle of Turquoise and Caicos ends up looking almost exactly the same as a Tiffany & Co. bag when it's on my nails. 

Outdoors - sun
Right hand! What?!?

I'm sorry this is a slightly picture heavy and not very descriptive post, but I'm writing this later than normal! So, I'll just let you decide what (if any) pictures you like! 

I've had fun with this challenge and a big thanks to Elena and Kelly for coordinating this!  It has been wonderful getting to know the other ladies that participated in this and I looked forward to checking their posts everyday!


Have a great weekend and I hope Spring weather is finally here for you!  Thanks for stopping by!
~ Hayley ~

10 comments:

  1. I was just going to ask if you had T&C... we will have some conversations about this sly minx later... lol. I love, love, love mint Essies with iridescent glitter gradients! Amazing looks for the entire challenge, Hayley!

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    1. LOL, yes we will have to talk about T&C! This was another of those polishes that I think is brighter on me than others. I have seen swatches where it looks more muted on other hands, which was what I was hoping for...but it is still pretty!

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  2. I love a glitter gradient! This is one of my favorites of yours!

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  3. I love both polishes you choose and it reminds me of my siren look. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to go check it out

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  4. SOOOOO gorgeous ! I love the colour you chose and the glitter too, beautiful ♥

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  5. Fantastic color choices! They compliment each ohter beautifully :)

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    1. Thank you so much! That's what I was hoping!

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