Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Can I Call This A Gradient?

Gradients are everywhere at the moment! I can't open my blog feed, my IG or my Pinterest without stumbling upon a gradient or ombre as it's often called, and I'm loving it! I've always loved gradients so I'm really glad they're everywhere!

In the past couple of weeks, I've seem some of the most beautiful gradients from Jeanette at The-swatchaholic,  from Carolina at Colores de Carol and of course Sammy's brilliant tutorial.

I had to try a gradient myself but it didn't quite turn out how I had planed! I was hoping for that smooth transition from one colour to the next, like that blended eyeshadow effect as I like to call it, without any of the grittiness but I had no such luck :( Maybe I should have used more complementing colours instead of contrasting.

I still like the way it turned out but I wasn't trying to go for the obviously clear graduation look. It's definitely something I'll try again soon, after I practice a little more.


I added a layer of Accessorize Crystal Shimmer to add a little bit of sparkle and at a last attempt of smoothing everything out.



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26 comments:

  1. I love how it looks!
    Thank you very much for the mention.

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  2. I think this still looks very nice!

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  3. Well, in spite of not looking very smooth, I think it turned out to be a very beautiful sponged mani! :D

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  4. It looks gorgeous!! Great job & the touch of sparkle is perfect xxx

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  5. I think that is gorgeous.

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  6. I actually quite like it!

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  7. It does take some practice and a light touch. I agree with you - not what you originally intended but I love it!

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  8. Woow i love this combination :)

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  9. Ofc it's a gradient, and a pretty one at that :)

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  10. I love it, it looks cute! Just a quick question though: it's a gradient and an ombre mani something different? Gradient is what you did, and an ombre is each nail another (uniform) colour from dark to light (or the other way around)? Just checking. :)

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    1. As I see it, they both mean faded, shaded or a gradient in colours. It can be blended colours or going from lightest to darkest. I just use these words interchangeably :)

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  11. Really beautiful! What is the pink you used?

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    1. It's a really cheap hot pink that cost me £1 from Primark. It doesn't have a name or even a number on the bottle, sorry :(

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  12. I like the gradient .Very well made

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  13. its so pretty.... its a great gradient!

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  14. Hey, I love it. I'd call it a reverse gradient with extra sparkle! ;) Pinned it!

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  15. Ohhh i love this, it has my two favourite things Pink and Glitter! Despite the fact it hasn't turned out how you wanted it to I still think it looks fab!

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  16. Shame it didn't turn out how you wanted, but it still looks really pretty :D

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  17. You can still definitely call this a gradient. :) I really like it!

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  18. Absolutely a gradient! Love it! So fun and pretty!

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  19. I love it, it's gorgeous!

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    1. I do all my gradients with either a make-up sponge or a kitchen sponge! Start sponging from the tip and work your way up the nail.

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