Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Gradient

I really wanted to do a candy corn looking type of gradient using the sand/texture polishes, but other than OPI Solitaire, which is a different consistency than the other ones I wanted to use, I realized I don't have another white sand/texture polish.  Barry M Lady would be perfect (and I ironically got it in the mail from a fabulous lady in a Halloween exchange a couple days after I did this), so I had to improvise using the polishes I had on hand.

Started with a base of Zoya Solange, two coats, no topcoat.  I didn't realize how bright Solange need to wear sunglasses to look at it!

For the gradient, added Julie G Tangerine Dream.  (Sorry, I didn't do any cleanup here as I knew I'd be doing more layering and just didn't want to take the time to do the cleanups in between).  

Sponged on Julie G Hot Cinnamon.  It was around this time that I realized that I did the gradient in the wrong order on four of my fingers (well, not wrong per se but not in the way I had intended as I wanted the dark at the tips and light at the cuticles).  But it was late and I wasn't doing it over again so just worked with it!

Stamped using charcoal FUN stamping polish using HD04 on all fingers except ring; ring finger is MJ XIII. 

Topped with SV to finish.

I may try the candy corn gradient again if I have time using Barry M Lady as the white many Halloween mani ideas and not much time though!.....and if I do, I hope I get the order of the gradient right!

Hope you're having a great week....thanks for looking!


  1. This is adorable! I think the gradient worked out great, despite you wanting it the other way around haha. I love this with the texture polish. very cute :)

  2. Amazing! I love this gradient:) And your index finger's the best!:)

  3. Amazing! It really looks awesome.

  4. AM loving this! Just ordered 13 of the MoYou plates-you HAVE to see the new BIKER plates!

  5. This gradient amazing!! and bling-tastic!!!


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