Saturday, June 23, 2012

Black & grey gradient, with a hint of silver

Hello everyone :) This is my second attempt at a gradient manicure and I'm pretty in love with it! I started with two coats of Rimmel Grey matter, then applied the gradient with Australis Blackmail. I reversed the colours for my thumb and ring finger. Then, I felt an urge to stamp, so I took out Rimmel Your majesty, an awesome silver polish and stamped with it. I used plate C09, purchased two years ago and collecting dust. Never again! :D I have discovered the joy of stamping ;)

(Please excuse the messy cuticles - my top coat pulled the nail polish :()

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I love how the butterfly image is such a contrast to the black and grey backdrop - we don't normally associate butterflies or even flowers for the matter with such colours. It's almost saddening and an admit to defeat...gosh I feel artistic all of a sudden :P

What are your thoughts on this manicure? I'd love to hear them!

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty!  I also like the contrast of the black/grey with the silver butterflies; very artsy :) 

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  2. veronica diamondsJune 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    They are gorgeous!! Cant believe it's only your second time doing gradients, they are so well done :))

    xx,diamondinrouge.blogspot.com

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  3. luvv the butterfly

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  4. Awesome.. I love this design :)

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  5. This mani looks so stylish and cute :) Love it!

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  6. Very pretty! I love the delicate stamping and the gradient. Haha, I see you are also giving away Pedi-sox! :)

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  7. This is gorgeous and so original. I love it! xx

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  8. This is great! The silver butterfly is such a nice touch:)

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  9. Thanks Emma! I felt pretty artsy with the outcome too :P

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  10. Thanks Veronica :) It really is a simple technique to catch on with! 

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  11. Thanks haha. I love the look too :P

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  12. Thanks Michelle. And yes, I am indeed ;)

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  13. Thank you Helena!

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  14. I love it too <3 So dark and morbid...then contrast it with the butterfly & flowers :D

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  15. Thanks Lindsey :)

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  16. Awww, thanks ^^

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