Step Into Summer Challenge - Gradient

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hello again! I'm doing another theme for the Step Into Summer Challenge hosted by the Hobby Polish Bloggers. There's only one more manicure left for me to do after this one! I'm really excited in almost finishing this challenge. It was super fun to participate in and some lovely manicures were created too.

For the gradient theme, I decided to recreate a gradient half moon manicure inspired by Jacqui from Craftynail. She did a Purple Halfmoon Gradient. I've never attempted to do a half moon design before and I rarely do a sponge gradient so I thought it would be a perfect fit for this theme.

Half Moon Gradient

For my base color,  I used Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion. Using some paper hole enforcers, I used them to block off the top part of my nails in a half moon shape. Taking Sephora by OPI Blue Grotto and Orly Ancient Jade, I used a makeup sponge to sponge the two colors on my nails to create a gradient effect. Lastly, I applied my OPI Top Coat to smooth out the manicure.

Half Moon Gradient
Half Moon Gradient

I really liked how this turned out! You can do this design with a bunch of different color combinations too. What do you think of my gradient manicure?

Step Into Summer Challenge - Hobby Polish Bloggers

22 comments:

  1. I love half moon deisgns and I haven't seen one done with a gradient before...very creative!

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    1. Thanks Amber! All the credit goes to Craftynail though! :)

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  2. I love it! Very cool idea. It makes me think of a lake on a windy day.

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  3. Beautiful! <3 Adding to my list of things to try :D

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    1. Yay awesome to hear! I would love to see it so post it on my Facebook page :)

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  4. half moon and gradient..love the idea :) It's very creative Lisa...

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    1. Thank you! Its all thanks to Craftynail! :)

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  5. I love this!!!! So glad you tried it out!
    xx

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  6. So cute! I love how it's not a traditional gradient that covers the whole nail.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, its a fun twist on it :)

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  7. Gorgeous! I did something similar for the May Challenge but in nude and pale turquoise.

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    1. Thank you! And that's great to hear! :)

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  8. Awesome mani! I love half-moon manicures and I love the way the gradient looks with it. Very cool!

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  9. I love this effect...I need to try this...

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  10. How cool is this idea!! I totally want to try it out. Love, love, LOVE!

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    1. Thank you! You should, post a picture so I can see too :)

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