Thursday, April 5, 2012

Floam and Pinkerbell Glitter Gradients

So... this isn't quite nail art (I'll have time soon), but it is a bit more creative of a manicure than just a regular swatch! It is placating me for now! :)

Today's nails feature two Color Club Poptastic colors and two Nail-venturous Lacquers! Let's take a look...


I also tried out a new accent nail trend that I have been seeing on Tumblr a bit lately: using the pointer and middle fingers. I am actually liking it a lot!


My accent nails are Color Club Twiggie with Nail-venturous Floam gradiented on the tips. My other three nails are Color Club Puccilicious with Nail-venturous Pinkerbell. Of course, my camera hates purple, so Puccilicious looks much more blue than it is in real life (check out the iPhone pic at the end for slightly more accurate colors).


This gradient was pretty simple, I just put some of the glitter on my brush and painted backwards. I then added a bit more to the tips for extra density, and voila! Done. Two coats of SV and I was good to go.


Here's the slightly more color accurate photo that I took on my phone... kind of sad that it comes to this, but my camera really hates purples I guess. *sigh*


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47 comments

  1. I really like this new trend! The floam gradient looks pretty fantastic

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  2. This is phenomenal. Gorgeous as always!

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  3. Oh this is beautiful! I love everything about this manicure and the accent nails are awesome. I'll have to try this out next time I do a mani. :D

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  4. Beautiful! So funny that the iPhone camera can be more true to color than an actual camera - I find the same thing happens to me! Either way - blue or purple - it looks awesome.

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  5. jklajdfoi;dakf;j Your swatches are the most AMAZING everrrrrr.

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  6. This looks so pretty, I need to get Floam on my hands!

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  7. That looks really striking and I love the 2 accent fingers :)

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  8. It looks sooo beautiful! I love it!

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  9. This is a lovely, lovely result - love it!

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  10. I absolutely love this! Very cool... bet I could do a similar look with The Hungry Asian's 'Sneeze Breeze' as I think it's a similar glitter?

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  11. Oh, wow, very nice, I like the accent nails.

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  12. this is gorgeous! and I love the two accent fingers in the middle. Really neat :)

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  13. Not sure how I feel about those two as accent nails, but I love your stamping.

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  14. So cool, I love it! One of the most unique glitter gradients I've seen!

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  15. wow! This looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. What a gorgeous gorgeous mani!

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  17. This is really cool- I love how the glitter gradient turned out! It's funny, but I've never thought of simply applying the glitter backwards to get a more even gradient, and being able to keep more glitter at the tips. Thanks!

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  18. I love this. Floam and Pinkerbell are so perfectly awesome.

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  19. OMG A FLOAM GRADIENT SO PERFECT I LOVE THEM!

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  20. You should do a full manicure with Twiggie and Floam

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  21. this is a perfect way to wear these glitters! so jealous, i need them!

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  22. Floam gradient rocks. Love it!!

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  23. This is absolutely amazing! I love it

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  24. So pretty! I love it! Floam is so amazing!

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  25. Nicely done! Love the colour of the green.

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  26. A lot of cameras seem to hate purples :/ Pretty mani!

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  27. This mani looks amazing, I love it so much!

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  28. looks really great :D
    reminds me a bit of pixelwork :D

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  29. Wow, awesome combo and gradient!

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  30. This is one of the most fantastic manicures I've ever seen, for real. I love both Color Club polishes you used and the gradients are perfection. It looks wonderful with your skin!

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  31. This is so beautiful! My favourite colours! :)

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  32. I keep coming back to this, it's simply amazing Sarah! Soooo well done ^_^

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  33. Aaaahhh, Those look awesome. But. If it's a "new accent nail trend that [you] have been seeing on Tumblr a bit lately" ... That could be femme flagging. Just be prepared to get odd questions, I guess.

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