Hi, all! I'm a little late to this party, but I've joined the ABC Challenge hosted by Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner. They're actually into the 3rd week, "C", but she was kind enough to let me join anyway. I'm looking forward to this Challenge as the rules are pretty relaxed. Basically, it's a weekly manicure posted on Wednesdays. The only rule for the manicure itself is that either the brand, color or technique has to start with the letter of the week; in this case, "C". Super relaxed and super fun!
So this week, "C" is for Color Club. While strolling through Marshall's with my oh-so-patient and wonderfully fantastic boyfriend the other day, I came upon their polish section which never fails to disappoint. I was lucky enough to pick up a mini set of 4 duochrome Color Club nail polishes for $4.99! They're so very lovely! Take a look:
Unfortunately, neither the packaging nor the bottles had any names or numbers to reference, so I'll just have to make them up as I go along. I decided I wanted to use the green, purple, and blue polishes and do a gradient for this challenge. Here's what I got:
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It really turned out pretty lovely. I started with 2 coats of the green/gold duochrome and then sponged the purple/green on top, ending with the blue/purple on the tips. I think it's interesting because I'm not sure it's successful as a gradient really, but I love the way it turned out. I wish I'd had the foresight to throw a matte top coat on as well because I think that would have been really spectacular. Oh well, next time!
I'm also playing with some different lighting and editing things. Any comments or suggestions are quite welcome! Here are a couple more shots:
The color shift on this manicure was fantastic and I wish I could have figured out how to capture it a bit better for you guys. I'm still trying to figure out the photo bit lol
If you've got some time, please check out the other wonderful ladies participating in the Challenge. You can find them below.
Thanks so much for reading!