Today I wanted to show you a mani I did this weekend.
If you follow my instagram (@ezzimcgee) im sure you have already seen it.
Here is a run down of what I used.
Whenever I do gradient sponge mani's I try really hard to start with 3-4 colors that naturally blend together...even if you cant tell there are 4 colors at the end. I started with 1 coat of Sally Hansen Lickedy Split Lime and then sponged the 4 colors (listed in pic) about three times on each finger (you can do at least 2 fingers per sponge refresh), followed by 2 coats of Northern Lights to give it some sparkle. Perhaps I'll do a video tutorial one of these days.
I dont know about you but blues and greens always make me think of mermaids...which made me think of my new Gals 2013 Princess plates (by Cheeky) and the fish scale print on plate GA14. After reading some reviews I was hesitant to get these plates bc everyone had said the images were small. They were right. The normal Cheeky plates I have no problem with size, etc. However, these are smaller length wise...and its mainly because the half-moon they are adding to the full nail images. More on that later. I stamped the scale image with Revlon 24K and used my favorite quick dry top coat - Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. Also pictured is my fav base coat - Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel (keeps them strong) and Sally Hansen's new "Dry & Go Drops." The Insta-Dri top coat works just as fast a Seche Vite in my opinion just without the shrinkage, and the Dry & Go drops help speed things along. I was able to paint my nails, put on top coat and drops and then get dressed 5 min later. Worth it!!
On to the nails!