11.10.13

The Nail Files: Black and White Gradient


Wohoo! It's time for The Nail Files!




Well Shut the Front Door


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This week, I was all about the simple mani. Call it laziness if you will but sometimes, a gal's just gotta be fast and easy, right? Wait...why does that look bad now that I read it back? Haha! Lack of eloquence aside, I'm sure you get what I'm saying.

I used exactly two polishes for this mani, both by Finger Paints: Paper Mache and Black Expressionism, and two makeup sponges (one for each hand).


I did one coat of white to start, and then two coats of gradient black and white on top. Then, I did a coat of Seche Vite, went to sleep, and peeled off the polish in the morning when I was in the shower. Haha! No, it wasn't the classiest of moves but the mani turned out great! After the polish was gone from my skin, I cleaned up my cuticles with some nail polish remover and a brush.

This was my first time doing a gradient with the darker colour on the bottom and I've gotta say that I dig it! It didn't take long (sleep time, aside, haha) and it's definitely a look that I'll do again.

And hey! If you're scared of doing a gradient, don't be! I did a little video tutorial that breaks it all down (plus you get to see how awesome I am "in person" - haha!) so click here to see that post.

Happy weekend everyone! And an especially happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my Canadian peeps!