Monday, 8 October 2012

Autumnal Gradient

I wore this two-tone red Autumnal gradient a couple of weeks ago. The weather had just started to change then, and the colours seemed season appropriate.
Since following Sammy's gradient tutorial, I find them a little easier to manage but I still get annoyed at the amount of polish I get around my finger and the clean up afterwards. I guess it's something I have to endure since I really love gradients!

For this gradient I used two shades of red. Butter London Come To Bed Red and Nails Inc Victoria. I have to say that CTBR is not my favourite of reds. It has a jelly-like finish and although I don't mind some vnl, I hate vnl with red polish. It needs 3 coats for full opacity.


I always feel the need to complete my gradients with a glitter or some sort of topper so I added CND 24K Sparkle Effect. I reminds me of fallen golden leaves and it also gives it a rustic looks. I'm not sure what version I prefer though! You?


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19 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Thats lush. I love the reds! I also think adding a glitter top coat brings it all together and makes it look so eye catching!

    Jazz x

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  2. Love love love this gradient! But I prefer the one without the sparkle top coat :)

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  3. I think the glitter topper was definitely the right choice in this case :D Very nice, as usual

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  4. that's such a gorgeous gradient!!

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  5. Loooove it! Perfect autumn reds right there! x

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  6. I think I actually prefer it without the glitter, and that surprises me, cause I'm such a glitter fiend. I could stare at that gradient forever.

    Really nice.

    Lisa

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  7. Great gradient! I actually like it better without the glitter. Mainly because the gradient is flawless. I can never get mine to look like that :/

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  8. this looks amazing! I also like it better without the glitter, but it looks very festive with it!

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  9. MMmmm red gradient! Perfect *-*

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  10. absolutely stunning!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  11. I LOVE IT!!!!! i need to try this because its gorgeous!

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  12. This is so lovely I kept hunting until I found the source of this image! You do amazing work.

    I like it better without the glitteer. However, yours are the first designs that I've seen where i even LIKE glitter, so that's me.

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  13. Beautifle Gradient!!!
    Love!I'ts very cute!!!

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