Monday, May 26, 2014
Pastel Rainbow Gradient
Hello, hello! Two posts in a row?! Holy cow, maybe I'm getting back into the swing of things lol Anyway, I have a pretty pastel manicure to show you all today. I originally saw a manicure like this over at The Swatchaholic that she did with some Illamasqua pastels and I knew eventually I was going to have to give it a try!
Since I don't own Illamasquas as yet, I did this look with 3 of the colors from NYC's City Bloom collection: Sunset Park Pink, Mimosa Bouquet, and Robin's Egg Blue. To round out my rainbow, I added China Glaze In a Lily Bit and Sinful Colors Skylark. I'm absolutely loving how this turned out!
To create this look, I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors in Snow Me White as a base since the pastels are quite sheer. Then I just did the normal gradient procedure (for a great tutorial, check out The Nailasaurus) but flipped the sponge so that the gradient goes from side to side, rather than top to bottom of the nail. Super easy!
I had wanted to add some sparkle on top of this but, alas, my first sparkle attempt kind of ruined the manicure so I scrapped it. It was lovely all on its own though! The City Bloom collection is currently available for $1.99 each. I found mine at CVS and I believe you can get them at Rite Aid and Kmart as well. Be sure to double check the display, the one at my CVS had $1 off coupons for any of the polish and makeup in the City Bloom collection. Screamin' good deal!
Thanks so much for reading!