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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

31DC2013 Day 10: Nails Inc. Leather Gradient

Would you believe me if I told you that I'm running a touch late with today's post because I had too many gradient options to choose from? And would you continue to believe me if I told you that I rejected them all, opting to do a new manicure when I got home from work?

I'd believe me, if I were you! Gradients rock, so I prepared a multitude of manis yesterday. None of them were quite what I wanted, but I had an idea I was very excited about on the way back from work today.

I got started right away on my leather gradient!


For this look I used two Nails Inc. Leather Effect polishes. The bone colored shade is Nails Inc. Clerkenwell, while the black leather polish is Nails Inc. Noho.

These polishes are textured, but not as textured as Liquid Sand or PixieDust. It's a subtle effect that I really enjoy, & it does look pretty leathery, I've gotta say. I picked up both polishes from Sephora.


I began with a base of Clerkenwell, and then sponged both shades over the top for a blended effect. I used Liquid Palisade to protect my cuticles and make cleanup faster and easier. Overall it was a pretty simple and quick manicure with a neat final effect!


What do you think of this leathery look?


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21 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and the colors really look great together (:

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  2. Out of curiousity: Do you blend your colors on the sponge before dabbing?

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  3. Nope! I just paint the stripes right on the sponge. If you watch my Beauty and the Beach tutorial there's a demo in there.

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  4. Very cool effect indeed! Gradients can be so much fun :).

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  5. Love these colours together, looks so classy!! <3

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  6. Okay .. I usually don't like the leather polishes, but this looks awesome!!!!!!

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  7. What a stunning gradient! The leather polishes have such a cool effect.

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  8. amazing, i love it!

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  9. I almost did a liquid sand gradient, Love it!

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  10. Wow!! This is so cool! Love the nail Inspiration!! Have you tried jamberry nails before?
    www.theflippingintofashionblog.blogspot.com

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  11. I like this! I need to experiment more with gradients + textured polishes.
    Did you get any pics of the 'fails' (which I suspect are soooo not fails on an objective scale)? You should add them to this post, just as a bonus for us ^_^

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  12. Oh they aren't actually fails, I just wasnt happy with them for the scope of the challenge. I'll be posting them at some point for sure!

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  13. I'm still to dip my toe into the world of textured nail polishes but I've always eyed up the Nails Inc leather polishes because they didn't seem as extremely textured as other brands but this gradient is such a cool effect, especially with the texture element :-)

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  14. Oh your gradient is perfecter than perfect! Love!

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  15. My gradients never look this awesome. Love it!

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  16. You manicures are blowing my mind. You must have a creative brain!

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  17. Bo Yzolde Teruel CalañgiFebruary 27, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    I love the leathery effect. Too bad tjat's not available on my side of the world. :)

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