Monday, June 7, 2010


Gradient nailzz, using:
  • Chanel 453 Magnolia Rose
  • Chanel 517 Mistral
  • Some OPI colour that I'm damn bummed out with, because it took forever to dry and smeared all over the place when I was applying the topcoat
  • A foundation sponge available from any drugstore
  • Swarovski crystals
Ok I feel this space is gearing towards the likes of a lacquer blog, I apologize.


melly said...

I tried this following a mini DIY tut from Refinery29 and I failed big time haha! The tut said to use a topcoat to do the merging/gradient but it never worked. So! I will try yours using a sponge next time :D

Anonymous said...

how did you manage to do your nails without any flaws as in like its damn smooth? and how did you do your right hand when your a right handed?
Hope to hear from you soon. :)

Denise said...

@ Melly: I guess the topcoat method works a little to merge the colours at the end but it won't be like gradated, more smeary than anything haha. Yes use a sponge! Use the pointy type, it'll be more accurate. to save $$ I used the flat round type (a spare I had) and the effect was not as pronounced.

@anon: For smoothness the solution is to buy a really good topcoat and basecoat. For topcoat I def def def recommend Sally Hansen's Extreme Wear Mega Shine, apparently the formula has like diamond particles in it. For flawless application on the right hand, it all comes down to practice. I paint my nails every week so I've gotten pretty used to it. And still, I'm not free from the occasional clean up so yup!