Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Too Fancy Lacquer - Blossoming Collection - Painted Gradient

Hi Goddesses

THIS is one of the reasons I was so giddy at the weekend.  I did this mani and LOVED it, utterly loved it.

Now, can anyone tell me why stamping over a gradient always looks so magical or special?  I don't know what it is, but NOTHING captures my heart like that does.

So, the gradient first, because I did something different.  This is a PAINTED gradient, in that I used a brush, rather than a sponge.   I applied the base colour (Call me Queen Bee) then added brush swipes of Spring In My Steps at the base of my nail, and Lake Como at the tips.

For all of these I used my Winstonia 000 nail art brush which I bought recently.  You could do it with the bottle brush, but I think you'd need a lighter or more patient hand than I have.  

Either way, I really like the chunky effect, and I think this will really rock when I try it in neons or summer brights.

The stamping is also courtesy of Winstonia, a brick paving pattern which can be found on W112.  I also used my MoYou black stamping polish for the first time.

As you can see, it didn't provide as much opacity as say a Konad, but sometimes that's ok, AND I always find Konad harder to clean up.

I love that you can see so much of the base mani through the pattern - it's a winning combo!

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