Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nailbox Pre-Fall '14 Trendbox Geometric Gradient Nail Art and Giveaway

Geometric Gradient Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

As you may recall, back in August I showed off the Nailbox Pre-Fall 2014 Trendbox, which I curated! The box includes four nail polishes plus a matte topcoat, and I've used all five bottles in my nail art today. Nailbox has also given me the chance to offer a giveaway for the box, so head to the end of the post to enter to win!

Geometric Gradient Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
LVX Cashmere
NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing
Orly Hot Tropics
Priti NYC Chyrsanthos
Essie Matte About You

I love the way these colors look together. I'd hope that I would, anyway, seeing as how I chose them! You've got the nice neutral base, two bright and fun shades, a metallic for some pizzaz, and a matte topcoat (because I am obsessed with all things matte).

The gradient effects are entirely handpainted. I didn't use tape or vinyls in this look, and honestly, these days it's just become easier for me to try to freehand it than to go through the process for anything else. The lovely periwinkle color between the aqua and the pink was created by mixing the two together, and I brushed it on loosely to sell the transitional effect.

Geometric Gradient Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nailbox Pre-Fall '14 Trendbox curated by @chalkboardnails

My Pre-Fall 2014 Trendbox is available as a single box for $35 (a $65+ value) or you can purchase the one year subscription for $126. Boxes are curated by nail bloggers and trendsetters. GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT!

Feeling lucky? Try your hand at winning a Trendbox! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends October 28th, 2014. Prize provided by Nailbox.

Nailbox Trendbox Giveaway
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in the Pre-Fall Trendbox, but was not paid for this giveaway. Good luck!


  1. This is so pretty! The nail art you did using the colors is so lovely.

  2. I so want to win this!! I love nail polish!!1

  3. I always admire your free hand skills. The lines and the gradients are so neat!

  4. Great design, as always! The colors work really well together, and the geometrical pattern is just awesome.

  5. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedOctober 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Such a pretty design, the colours go so brilliantly together!! :)

  6. Such a beautiful mix of colors. I particularly like the gold, and I assume that there's a matte coat on top of it?

  7. Indeed, the matte topper is on all nails. Thanks!

  8. Thank you very much Sabine. :)

  9. awesome! such a cool way to do a gradient without the mess of sponges and everything!

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely polishes. Best of luck to all!!!

  11. I love the triangles-gradient nail!

  12. Jason Kidd Beri Alasan Hengkang dari Nets

    Agen Bola Terpercaya indo11.com melaporkan, Sekian lama mengunci mulutnya rapat-rapat, Jason Kidd akhirnya berbicara soal kepergiannya dari Brooklyn Nets menuju Milwaukee Bucks di musim ini.

    Kidd menuturkan bahwa dirinya pernah menghampiri pemilik Nets menuntut posisi yang lebih tinggi di tim. Hal ini dilakukan untuk meminta dukungan GM Billy King, saat dirinya mulai terpojok ketika gagal membawa tim tersingkir di babak playoff.

    Ketika permintaannya ditolak, pelatih berkepala plontos ini mendapat izin untuk melakukan pembicaraan dengan Bucks. Singkat kata, Kidd akhirnya mencapai kata sepakat dan Bucks akhirnya memberikan kontrak selama tiga tahun. Seketika, pelatih berusia 41 tahun ini mendapat cibiran dari penggemar Nets.

    "Saya pikir setelah karir saya berakhir di Nets, maka saya harus mengambil keputusan untuk melakukan pembicaraan dengan Milwaukee. Terus terang, saya tidak tahu tentang rumor yang ramai dibicarakan di luar. Namun begitu, yang harus kalian catat bahwa mereka sebenarnya ingin memecat saya pada Desember lalu. Itulah yang membuat saya mengambil keputusan," kata Kidd.

    Kidd mengklaim bahwa kepergiannya dari Nets bukan terkait permintaannya ditolak oleh tim. Dia pun membantah anggapan tentang dukungan yang ramai dibicarakan tersebut.

  13. Hulkenberg Dapat Kontrak Baru dari Force India

    Agen Bola Terpercaya indo11.com melaporkan, Nico Hulkenberg tak perlu pusing untuk mencari tim baru pada musim depan. Pasalnya, Force India bersedia memperpanjang kontrak pilot jet darat berkebangsaan Jerman tersebut. Kabar menggembirakan itu disampaikan langsung oleh bos Force India, Vijay Mallya.

    "Semua orang di tim ini senang melihat Nico tetap menjadi pembalap Sahara Force India musim depan," katanya.

    Penampilan Hulkenberg di musim ini memang tidak begitu cemerlang. Dari 16 balapan terakhir, pembalap berusia 27 tahun itu belum pernah sekali pun merasakan berdiri di podium.

    Pencapaian terbaiknya bersama Force India sewaktu tampil di Malaysia, Bahrain, Monaco, dan Canada. Di mana dia berhasil menempati posisi kelima dan secara keseluruhan dia sudah mengoleksi 87 poin dan menempatkannya di peringkat kedelapan.

    Meski begitu, Mallya tetap memiliki kepercayaan diri yang tinggi terhadap Hulkenberg. Terutama melihat komitmennya terhadap tim asal India ini.

  14. Chicago Keeper Johnson Targets Regular Spot in USA Team

    Chicago Fire shot-stopper Sean Johnson has set his sights on nailing down a regular place in Juergen Klinsmann’s US squad after winning a call to take on Ecuador and Honduras just days ago.
    "Just getting back in the group was good; good to be around the boys again, be around the coaching staff," Johnson said, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola indo11.com.
    “It's always great to get called up and represent your country, and for me it's just getting in that environment, working hard and trying to break through.”
    "It's a position where there are a lot of good players, but I believe in myself, believe in my ability, so I'm going to keep pushing to break through and really cement myself in the national team."

  15. Oh my gosh, Sarah. I am continually in awe of your artistry. It's so beautiful!

  16. Thank you, I'm so glad you like!!

  17. This is pretty. I love the nail with the facets. It makes me think of The big hexagon ball at EPCOT.

  18. Why can't international followers enter this contest please. I'd love this set of polishes :(

  19. Shipping nail polish internationally is very tricky. It is very hard to do it legally since nail polish is considered a hazardous material. If you have a friend in the US willing to middle man the package for you, feel free to enter that way. Apologies.

  20. Sweet! Great giveaway! :)

  21. I see. I have received nail polish from all over the place, including America, so I just took it for granted that it was OK to do so. However, I understand if that is the law. Thanks for your help.


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