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Monday, September 10, 2012

31DC2012: Day 10, Gradient Nails

Since I did a wild and crazy gradient manicure for yesterday's prompt, I wanted to do something a little simpler and more elegant for "gradient nails" day. I went with a French manicure gradient.


This was inspired by this French manicure gradient that I saw on Pinterest. Unfortunately, the pin wasn't properly sourced, and I can't find who did the original. If anyone knows, please let me know. (EDIT: The original nails are potentially from this site, though it's hard to know for sure!)


Mine started with a base of three coats of L'Oreal Sweet Nothings. Then, I sponged on a few layers of OPI Alpine Snow.


I like this look a lot. I like it way more than a traditional French manicure -- it's much more chic and definitely on trend. It's also a great way to rock an understated mani and still cover your my stains.


For those of you that haven't tried a gradient manicure yet, make sure to check out The Nailasaurus' tutorial.


Last year's gradient manicure was technically an ombre. The Swatchaholic woulda killed me back then for using the wrong terminology. ;)

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42 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Klassy with a capital K ;)

    xoxox
    gin

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  2. and on them...STAY CLASSY CHALKBOARD NAILS. I love this I'm trying this on Friday.

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  3. Wow, that's a different take on the colours, just wouldn't thought of using these two! Very elegant!

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  4. Stunning! Just stunning! May have to try this. Such a great idea.

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  5. not a big fan of the classic french manicure so this is a great alternative!
    love it!!



    xx
    Meelena

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  6. I saw this mani on Pinterest and loved it as well! You re-created it beautifully!

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  7. I have that mani saved on pinterest too, and I like it so much more than a traditional french! BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. This is great and so creative.

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  9. Omg I saw this same design earlier whilst on Pinterest ! Added it to my inspiration folder to do at a later date haha ! You must have read my mind !

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  10. This is so classy and very elegant.

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  11. This was so cool. Very subtle! Look a little like mannequin doll hands, in a good way though. :D

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  12. So clean and pretty...definitely an under-the-radar way to be cool at the office.

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  13. Wow I really love this! It takes the stress out of trying to get perfectly clean straight French tip :) I need to find my perfect nude though!

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  14. Love it! I saw this on Pinterest too and added it to my bucket list. I did some digging around and I think this is where it originated from (hope you don't mind the link)

    http://www.eamawa.com/posts/4424.html/2-52

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  15. This is such an awesome design! I will try this soon its just great!

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  16. THIS I would definitely wear this. This is genius!

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  17. This is stunning, so classy! I need to try this

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  18. This is so classy, way better than the original French tip. Definitely need to invest in Sweet Nothing's!

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  19. Love it! Stunning like all of your other posts :) I was gonna ask you if you have a Stylemesh(Apple Application for nailpolish, makeup, fashion bloggers) account I want to follow you there too but I couldn't find your account. Can you let me know if you have an account there?

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  20. Really nice gradient, very original :)

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  21. I can't stop looking at this mani! Its so fresh ans simple.

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  22. I love this look, and your nails are gorgeous!! :) So classy looking. I saw it on pinterest too and will definitely be trying my self when my poor cracked nail grows out.

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  23. Very Nice...Love the look!!!!
    Demetria's Nail Biz

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  24. nice color combination!
    at first i thought it was a french manicure!

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  25. Very cool. I haven't seen this before.

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  26. I'd never kill you love! Pinch perhaps but never kill. :D Love love love your gradient french manicure! :)

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  27. This is gorgeous...simple and eye-catching! love it!

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