May 15, 2012

#030: Scatter holo gradient

P2 8 in 1 Nail wonder
Catherine Arley No. 800 (red holo)
Catherine Arley No. 673 (purple holo)
Catherine Arley No. 675 (pink holo)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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WHY I DID AS BI-COLOR MANI!?
...Eh-hem, I’m already thinking I used too much color for this one. Probably it was much better to do pink-purple grad or purple-red grad for whole mani, but well, this is what I did…

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Anyway, holo-gradient. Because I saw great gradient mani in my favorite Swatchaholic, I wanted to do same by much fancy color. I also felt using sparkly polish may be easier to build the gradient rather than crèmes, that sparkles can fade/mask the roughness of sponged surface. Actually it was not that easy as I expected; main reason was that these CA holos are pretty sheer so gradient didn't come up so easily. But I think it went not-so-bad…I need a bit more research for combination of colors and building of gradient itself, too.

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何故かスポンジを使ったグラデをその辺中で見かけるようになりまして。いわゆる日本でいう「グラデ」とは違って、2色以上使って爪全体を覆う形のものなのですが。クリームカラーを使ったものはそんな興味なかったのですが、Swatchaholicの中の人がそりゃもう見事なグラデを玉虫シマー入りポリでやっていまして、これは面白そうだやってみねばなるまい!!……とやってみて撃沈したのが今回の一品です。
いやポリ選択は悪くなかったと思うんだ。とりあえず全部同じ色に揃えたほうがよかったんじゃね、と思うだけで。あとポリが思いの他壮絶にシアーで色が乗らない乗らないで実に大変だった件。
ただ出来上がりそのもの(1本ずつ見た感じ)は悪くないかなーと思うのでまたトライしたいと思います。次は違う色でー!!

2 comments:

  1. I think it looks absolutely stunning! ♥
    And I don't think the red is too much. How many layers did you do? You said the polishes are pretty sheer!?

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    1. Thanks!!
      Especially pink one is really sheer...when I put my base color first and then go for the gradient, pink was not the color for it.
      Anyway I did different way as Janette@Swatchaholic or Sammy@Nailasaurus did, I gave simple tapping of one color with the sponge on the well-dried base color instead of blended two colors.
      So over all, this mani got 3 coats of base color + 3 or 4 times of sponge tapping...

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