Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge #1-Pastel Gradient

OK, so I have simultaneously signed up to do two different challenges.  And....I have never done any before, so this should be very interesting.  Thanks to Hannah at Polished Prisms, I will be able to join some great nail artists to present a variety of different, very creative ideas.  I am really looking forward to being able to go at my own pace so, when life gets in the way of polish, the challenge can still go on.

Above is the list of designs we will be completing and this is post is #1 for me.  I can fill you in on my other challenge that starts on April 14th started by Mateja at Purple Glitters when I get started.  I am super excited about both and grateful for both ladies for giving me the opportunity to participate.  I am really still learning about all these new polish terms that are foreign to me.  I just learned about jelly polish and what a "Sammy" is and realized that I do not own any so I must get my act together before challnge number 3 on Hannah's list.  Unfortunately, the only nail store I have near me is Sally's, so if anyone knows if Finger Paints or China Glaze makes jelly polish, please let me know ASAP.  I can use all the help I can get.  Anyway, for today.......my first EVER gradient.  Really happy with it.  Came out very cute, and Eastery!!!




I used all Orly Polishes, Lillipop, Green Apple, Snowcone, and Spark and a cosmetic sponge.  All of it was over two coats of Color Club white.  One coat of Seche Vite over the top.


Next up, ladybugs.  Then I have to find a jelly. HELP!!!!

20 comments:

  1. very pretty, alot of CG lighter colors are jellies, the OPI new york ballet are, there are the Revlon just tinted line and lots others. Or just use a color you like, then glitter then a "sheer" color over top :)

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    1. I saw that ballet collection this week. I think at a pharmacy. At least I am headed in the right direction. I was worried at first. :)

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  2. That turned out really cute! I want to try the sponge thing, but I'm obsessed with dotting right now. : )

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    1. Thanks. Love dotting too. I have a dotting design planned for this challenge.

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  3. Love this! Reminds me of Rainbow Sherbet :-)

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    1. Thanks. I love rainbow sherbet. Yum.

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  4. Very nice! I need to get Green Apple the next time I stop at Sally's, such a pretty green.

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    1. Love the green. I will be using it a lot this spring. Thanks.

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  5. This looks gorgeous! Such pretty colours.

    I hope you find some nice jellies to work with. There are lots out there.

    Good luck with the two challenges. It sounds like a lot of fun! I signed up for the 31 days of nail art for May and I'm just hoping to keep up! =)

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    1. I am going to look tomorrow. Thanks. Good luck on the 31 days. That will be fun to watch. Hope you have the list ahead of time to plan.

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    1. Thanks. I was happy with it overall. :)

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  7. Wow, your gradient turned out really pretty! I love the colors!
    I'm sure you'll be able to find some nice jelly polishes in time. I used to look everywhere for them here in Germany. After I got my first, I started to notice them everywhere ^^;

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  8. Thanks, I looked today but struck out. Lots of shiny, glitters and creams. Closest I found was sheer. I will make due with what I have I guess.

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    1. Thank you. Going to try another soon with just purple.

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