Summer Challenge Day 9: Rainbow
I love rainbows. They’re so pretty and special and full of colours! So I have really been looking forward to today’s challenge.
I picked 6 different polishes for my rainbow: Green, yellow, orange, red, purple and blue. Here are the involved polishes:
|Constance Caroll: Neon green, NYC: i114A, Wet n Wild: Sunny Side up, Astor: 025, L. A. Colors: Morning glory and Essence: I’m a marine girl|
My idea was to make a rainbow gradient over the nails, going from green to yellow, orange, red, purple and blue.
I started out by painting my nails like this:
Two coats of purple L. A. Colors Morning glory, two coats of red Astor 025, Three coats of orange Wet n Wild Sunny side up and three coats of yellow NYC i114A.
The yellow was a complete and utter bastard to work with. It was very sheer, streaky, making bald spots… I really ended up disliking that polish a lot. The orange Wet n Wild caused me similar problems, but it wasn’t quite a sheer as the yellow. But - the red and the purple could have been one coaters if I had used a thicker coat.
Then I sponged on each nail – I sponged half the thumb with green: Constance Caroll, the index finger with orange, the middle finger with red, the ring finger with purple, and the pinky with blue.
After that I applied a thick coat of Jesse’s Girl Opal Glitter, which is a very pretty iridescent glitter I use a lot to give the final finish to my manis.
Here’s the final result – my rainbow nails!!
Would you believe that this my first attempt of rainbow nails? How do you think I got away with it?
You should also check out these other Danish girls’ blogs to see what they came up with for rainbow nails:
Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel - for (even more) gradient nails!