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Today is the last day of the monthly challenge! I am pretty impressed I completed the challenge on time. I still caught up even when I missed a couple days here and there. I’m working on my September showcase post but I’m using one of my pins as inspiration for today’s manicure.
I love Stef from Fairly Charming’s manicures. Her nails are perfect and her pictures are great.I am a huge fan of her freehand but I like all her work. It is no surprise I gravitated towards this glitter gradient. I especially like how the colors meet in the middle. They meld together but still have a distinct speckle.
I had to try this for myself and this marks my first attempt at vertical gradients. My execution is nowhere near as nice as Stef’s but I think I did pretty well for my first go. Stef used glitter polishes so I decided to add a glitter gradient atop the color. I started a little heavy-handed but eventually got the hang of it.
I hope you like it!
I started with two coats of Julie G White Orchid as my base.
I created the gradients with a makeup sponge, China Glaze Sun Worshiper, Color Club Warhol, Sephora By OPI Come to Pappa-razzi, and Bundle Monster (BMC) Cherries On Top.
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
Don’t forget to check out the other last manicures below!
Ali @ FixinToFaff said:
Vertical gradients are SO HARD and you’ve done a lovely job with this one. Great work!
Thank you, Ali! I really want to try this again because I love the effect, but definitely agreed, these are hard!
these are so pretty !
Thank you!! I’m glad you like them since this was my first attempt at vertical gradients so I had no idea what it would look like!