Sunday, August 16, 2015

Achieving Gradient-ness

It's mani Monday, and I've got some spectacular art to show you!  Really easy art that you can do with minimal effort!

I recently joined a custom polish group on Facebook - which is incredibly dangerous for my wallet. BUT! The gorgeous polishes have thus far been incredible and well worth it.  The first custom I received was from Fair Maiden, a dark periwinkle holo called Aloha Nights.

Another indie I love, Different Dimension, recently had an awesome sale and I snagged a gorgeous orchid holo, Whatever 2.0  I decided to mix the two into a stunning gradient!!  And you know I had to add rhinestones because why not!

Doing a gradient looks hard, but it's not.  You just need some cosmetic sponges/wedges (I grabbed a pack at the dollar store) and some Elmer's glue - I keep mine in an empty polish bottle so I can apply the glue easier.  
Now I could try to get into the specifics, but really I decided to do this after seeing Nichole of Bedlam Beauty's fantastic tutorial video! It's really as easy as it looks, and it's pretty fool proof!!  Watch it HERE!

The custom polish group is pretty awesome, if you want more details or are interested in joining, please contact me and I can get you more info!

Fair Maiden is quickly becoming another obsession of mine, they can be purchased here

Different Dimension always makes gorgeous polishes, they can be purchased here

Nichole's blog is awesome and will give you serious nail envy! Check her out here

My octopus, Ophelia, is from Creepy Kawaii, a Kickstarter I backed a few months ago - the store will be opening soon here


  1. AHHH! 3 things:

    I need those polishes, damn you.
    Your gradient is amazing.
    That octopus is adorable and I need two.

  2. Oh I just love this - and the octo is just the best!!

  3. Two of my favorites, holos and gradients!

  4. I just received those FMs today. I am so excited to use them. More so now. Gorgeous!

  5. You can never go wrong with a gradient!

  6. Gorgeous! I love the gradient colour combination!

  7. What a gorgeous and unique gradient! Absolutely love the color combo.

  8. Love the gradient! It almost looks like three colors! Such a great combo!

  9. These two polishes go so well together in the gradient. Just beautiful.

  10. Such a fun gradient, and that octopus is adorable!

  11. Gradient ALL THE THINGS!
    great combo