Good afternoon! Today I'm sharing a quick little post of a laser tape gradient manicure that I did this weekend. This look is inspired by a manicure that The Nail Polish Challenge did for the Cool vs. Warm nail art contest. Hers is lovely in shades of blue, be sure to stop by The Nail Polish Challenge and check it out!
I started with a white base -- OPI Alpine Snow, to be exact! Then, I added a coat of Seche Vite to speed up the dry time.
I took pieces of striping tape and placed them over my nails in random patterns. Then, I made a gradient of American Apparel Office, American Apparel L'Esprit, and Zoya Audrina and sponged it on top of the tape. When I removed the tape, this was left! Pretty simple, really!
I wasn't sure about putting such a highly pigmented shade of pink with the two pastel colors, but I actually really loved the way it turned out.
I made an American Apparel polish purchase a week or two ago, and have been really impressed with the quality of their polish. I only owned one before and hadn't used it much in nail art. The formulas are thick but not clumpy... think "rich" instead! I've used L'Esprit the most so far (the purple in the middle) and can tell you that it's a lovely one coater with great control.
Special thanks goes to @hillarykozuch on Instagram for Zoya Audrina, which I won as part of a prize package in one of her contests. :)
Hope you guys are having a nice Tuesday! Thanks for reading! <3