Sunday, June 17, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge - Sponging

Hi lovelies!

Hope you are ready for some sponging today. (This sounds somewhat gross to me. I've always been sort of skeeved by sponges, weird, right?) I've got amazing polish on right now and I can't wait to show you!

 For her second collection "The Legend", Adina of A England created some of the most amazing polishes ever. I used Princess Tears, Ascalon and Bridal Veil for this manicure. I used The Knight base coat but when I went to use The Shield top coat it started smearing my lines, so I went back to my tried and true Seche. If you haven't already heard the hype on these polishes...I'll reiterate....they have a perfect formula and are flawless in 2 easy coats. YAY. A England polish can be purchased here!

 I put on base coat and 2 coats of Princess Tears and waited somewhat impatiently for that to dry. Then I carefully placed my striping tape and sponged over it with the 3 colors. Peeled off the tape, top coated and done! This is my first gradient ever and it was easy peasy lemon squeezy. (forgive--I have kids cartoons in my brain at all times now)

I'm loving the gradient dark tips of this, the subtle holo and the striping lines for just a hint of something extra. Have you done a gradient manicure yet? If not, what are you waiting for? ;)

Look for Day 10 from this challenge on Tuesday and please check out what the other lovely ladies came up with!

Participants:
Emily from The Lacquerologist
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Jessica from Beautygnome
and me :) 

So glad to have you reading!
~Victoria

45 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous, I'm loving the shimmering look :D xxx

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    1. Thank you, agreed, A England makes it look amazing!

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  2. I love this!!! SO gorgeous! :D

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  3. OMG I think I just peed a little. Best Gradient Ever.

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    1. Here's a great one, http://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/04/gradient-nails-picture-tutorial.html I used a makeup sponge and just painted on it...as shown in my photo :) Hope that helps!

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  5. I love it, I have tried the gradient nails with no success yet, but you make me want to try again!

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    1. Thanks! A England made it easy, this type of polish works very well for gradients. Also, I used a makeup sponge and just painted right on it! Good luck :)

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  6. holy woman this is amazing. I'm completely blown away! The laser tape accents are just perfect too! Stunning!

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  7. Holy amazing-ness Victoria! This is just crazy stunning! <3 it!!!!

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  8. wow you did it again! you amaze me everytime!

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  9. Your nails are beautiful! The colors are perfect with eachother!

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  10. oooo... this is so pretty. I don't have A-England but similar colours in ColorClub, I'm soooo giving this a try!!! THANK YOU Victoria <3

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  11. I love a England polishes! they are just perfect.

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  12. Beautiful, perfect gradient! I need to try this! Love a England's polishes. <3

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  13. ADORE.... not enough words to describe how gorg this is!!

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  14. Oh my this is so stunning! I love how the stripes follow the gradient! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. NotUrMommasNailsJune 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    This gradient is phenomenal!! I have not yet had the patience to practice gradients but my first two have been major stink bombs. a England is amazing and these polishes definitely lend themselves to blending perfectly. Great mani!!

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  16. This is an awesome gradient..

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  17. This is really subtle and pretty! I love it!!

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  18. I love this! It is absolutely beautiful!

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