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!

1 comment:

  1. I always love the gradients done this way - just so pretty. Yours looks wonderful!


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