Picking colors from my stash was hard. I don't really own orange, and not much plain green. It also doesn't help all my polish is currently stored in boxes due to my living situation so searching is a litte harder. :) The recent A Box, Indied had all three colors, but I felt the purple was too sheer for this and didn't "go" well in tone. I felt a plummy purple was more appropriate. However, I worried this darker color palette would be difficult for a gradient, even though I liked the undertones of the color combo. I decided to risk it anyways.
I used Different Dimension Witch & Fabulous as the orange and Colors by Llarowe Doctor Bombay's Potion as the green, both from the October A Box, Indied. From CbL's fall collection 2015 I chose Aubergine Dreams as the purple. Luckily, because I had been wanting to try a gradient for a while I already had on hand Glisten & Glow's Ctrl-Alt-Del latex barrier. Despite being scented, it smells like bathroom cleaner to me. Although it doesn't bother me, I have read reviews previously to be cautious that it does bother some noses. It is incredibly easy to apply, but I do need more practice on where to place it to get best results (there's some cracks and cervices I missed). This stuff is awesome enough, though, that I might use it on every mani! Especially since I'm lazy and also not skilled with clean-up (which you'll see from my pics below).
Doing a gradient is incredibly easy - I just painted onto up&up latex free foam cosmetic wedges - it's the waiting part that's the hardest. I had to do several layers to get the orange to show, but it did eventually (kind of) work. I used chevron vinyls to create striping down the middle to reveal the reciprocal aspect. I've recently discovered the awesomeness that is Girly Bits' Glitter Glaze quick dry top coat - dries super fast, super tough, and super glossy that makes holo and glitter pop.
While this isn't my most favorite mani I've done, I am proud of my sponging technique on first try. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Shade with indirect sunlight
Full sun in an attempt to show all the glitter and holo
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