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Post  Sam on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:00 pm

Another attempt at gradient nails, this time for the 31 day challenge.

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Post  Jane on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:00 pm

ooooo pretty!
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Post  Sam on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:21 am

I posted my first attempt at tribal nails today! Have a look HERE.
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Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:44 am

Sam I'm trying to find a decent tutorial for tribal, any recommendations?
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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:29 am

From what I have been told it should be
2 bright
1 neutral
Black and white.

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Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:14 am

Hummm I'm dreading it! Freehand is not a speciality of mine.
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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:17 pm

I dread gradients, constantly, they are awful. I always make them look like dog dirt. Not a good day.
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Post  Sam on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:00 am

shoppingaddict, I didn't look at any tutorials so I can't help you sorry! I just picked some colours I liked and started drawing on them...

And gradient nails are the devil. Why oh why can't I make them look as nice as other people can??
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Post  Sam on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:52 am

Today I made my second (and final) attempt at water marbling. Never. Again.

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Post  Babafette on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:06 am

Don't give yourself such a hard time, I think it looks pretty damn good! Very Happy
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Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:33 am

Sam that looks fantastic!
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Post  Sarah on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:04 am

I like it Very Happy
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Post  backhoe71 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:14 am

Sam - that looks fab.

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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:20 am

I agree it looks proper lovely
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Post  Sam on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks guys Smile It wasn't worth the trouble though lol, and since I couldn't face another four attempts to get the other hand done, it came off immediately Very Happy
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Post  HanSpan on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:44 am

I particulary like the bubbles! If you'd not said they were a mistake I'd have thought they were intentional.
It looks lovely, although I can understand your reluctance to waste your years away doing it - I've not even tried as I just know it will be a pig's ear!

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Post  Princess Sossidge on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:56 pm

Sam, I think it looks good... I find with gradients that it does totally depend on the polish you are using, and try and use stuff that is of similar opacity on application. I use a lot of Kiko polish for my gradients.

Also, I think little and often on the dabbing/smooshing onto my nails (it dries pretty quick) and just do 2/3 dabs per nail (also go up and down just a tiny bit as it will help the colours mesh together) then move to the next nail. Are you painting the polish onto the sponge, or onto paper then dabbing the sponge in? I always paint onto the sponge, then do the first splodge onto paper, then onto my nails.
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Post  Sarah on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:38 am

Princess Sossidge wrote:Are you painting the polish onto the sponge, or onto paper then dabbing the sponge in? I always paint onto the sponge, then do the first splodge onto paper, then onto my nails.

I like this tip Very Happy I've been doing splodge on paper then dabbing the sponge but I always get farrrrr too much and the gradient fails. I'm gonna try your way Very Happy
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Post  Princess Sossidge on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:23 am

I think I have posted this before but I did a bit of a tutorial on my blog.

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Post  Sarah on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:15 am

That gradient is gorgeous Very Happy
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Post  Sam on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:09 pm

I've fallen behind with the 31 day challenge AGAIN, but here's my manicure inspired by a song:

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Post  Sam on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Pretty proud of these Lion King nails (even if Simba does look more like a horse than a lion...).

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Post  Princess Sossidge on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:25 pm

I toally love them, they are amazing!
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Post  HanSpan on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:51 pm

WOW.

I hate artistic people Wink

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Post  Sam on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:44 am

No need to hate me then lol. I can only do things on a nail sized canvas...anything bigger and you can see how bad I actually am :p

These are the nails (and face) I wore for a Halloween party last night!

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