Thursday, 2 October 2014

Pick N Mix Week 1 - Teal / 2 Colour Gradient

My first post of the epic 52 week Pick N Mix challenge!

The prompts for the first week of the challenge are teal and 2 colour gradient. This being a pick and mix challenge, we get to mix up these prompts and use one or the other prompts - or both!

For my first mani this week I used a base of Elevation Polish Mutzagh Ata, a beautiful teal holo. Photos here show two coats with topcoat

Rather than just a straight up gradient with another colour, I opted for a different colour in glitter. You can never have too many sparkles. The glitter here is Orly Halo, which is a mix of gold and sliver glitter in varying sizes. Halo was released as part of Orly's Christmas 2012 collection, and is super sparkly and glittery - perfect for the winter season! To achieve the glitter gradient, I used a makeup sponge to gently sponge the glitter on to the  tips of my thumb, middle and ring finger nails, building up coverage towards the tips.