Tuesday, June 01, 2010

NOTD: Gradient Look Using OPI Do You Lilac It?

I was a little bored playing with my nail polish.
I do a weekly manicure and pedicure, you know - a bit of self pampering.

Anyway, I had remembered and seen a few looks using the gradient method. From dark to light polish. I need more practice and a bit more variety in polish shades to get it down. But it didn't turn out bad for my first try.

Quick Tutorial:
1. Base color - I used Eyeko Petite Polish first and used a thin coat all over nail. Let dry.
2. Light color - Then I used OPI Do You Lilac It? and used a thin coat stopping 3/4th or 1/2 of the way brushing down. Let dry.
3. Dark color - I applied another coat of DYLI at the tips only. Different shade of the same family color will work well too. Since DYLI is pretty light, I added 2 coats at the tips to darken it.
4. Glitter (optional) - While the last coat is still a bit wet, I applied a small amount of polish with glitter and stroke down. Heaviest glitter amount at the tips and least amount when stroking down to give it a gradient look as well.
5. Top coat

This is pretty easy to get down - but like I said with practice the gradient would look more blended in.




What do you think? - Should I do a photo tutorial on this as well?

Celly

9 comments:

  1. Ohhh that looks pretty! I need to try to do that :)

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  2. I really like this, I tut would be great as it looks a little advanced for me! lol

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  3. Love the gradient! I have never tried this...I wanna give it a shot!

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  4. Cute nails Celly! I'm gonna try the gradient look. Hopefully it'll come out nice. BTW, I tagged you for an award on my blog.

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  5. Very pretty! Yes, do a tutorial

    http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog (new follower)

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  6. Thanks, chicks! Tutorial will be done :)

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  7. This is adorable :D and I'd love to see a tute!

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  8. This is co cute! Ahhhh, love u blog!

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