Tuesday, September 10, 2013

31DC2013 - Day 10: Gradient? Japanese Style!

Happy, happy, happy!! 
Some months ago, the word gradient in a challenge would make me shiver from anxiety.
But I'm a whole new woman where gradients are concerned - acrylics did change my life! hahaha ;)

I know it's kind of like cheating but I had some new acrylics I wanted to try out - especially the turquoise one - and I couldn't but comply ;)

I even considered leaving it on as was - I mean just the gradient - but then... my nail art brush looked at me with a sad face and I just couldn't!

I wish I'd taken a photo with just the gradient for you, lovelies, but it was almost too late in the evening and I still wanted to take photos to post this one early - that's how much I like it! :D

Anyway, I got inspired by this picture - my «Ideas» folder in Pinterest is getting fuller by the day - and this is what came out:






I'm showing you big thumb first, not because it's a favourite but because it's where you best see the gradient.
I used turquoise, bright yellow and white and it turned out sooooo lovely!
On its own it was so tropical like! :)
(I should have taken pictures!!)





There are many things I need to learn still - I suck at proportions, for instance and can never measure things up properly ;)
The house on my middle finger should've been way smaller than that - hahaha




But I am in love with my pinkie and ring finger.
I love them to bits! And am really proud of the thin lines I achieved! :D




Of course then it all just went down the weird lane with the rest of the nails but...
I still love this mani very, very much! <3




And if I may say so, it's one of my favourites ! :))


How do you find these? Good enough? How about that gradient, hey? ;)
Let me know all about it in the comment section below - boy, am I having fun with 31DC!!! <3


Hugs & Kissies, 
Mina *

28 comments:

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    1. thank you so much, Joanna! :D

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    1. happy you like it, maRyya! :D

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  3. It looks amazing ^^ You're really doing a great job lately! :D

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    1. Thank you, sweetie - I've been having time to spare on nail arting ;)

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  4. Yeah! Your ring finger is gorgeous! )) Wonderful design and gradient!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anastasia - really happy you liked them! **

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  5. Wow, what pretty mani. I love the ombre effect :)

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    1. Yeyyy! Thank you, Claudia :))

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  6. "my nail art brush looked at me with a sad face" hahahaha this made me laugh out loud! I can relate honey :)
    Your nails are beautiful :) the gradient is perfect, perfect blending and gorgeous nail art with this Japanese theme. LOVE IT!
    See, you are getting better at it :) Practices makes perfect (+acrylics).

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    1. hehehe - you know too well wha tI mean ;)
      Thank you, sweetie - acrylics def can help rock a gradient hehehe **

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  7. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Mina! I love it and will love to try it. but I'll never ever achieve sth like this! I might go for the chunky version, lol

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    1. Thank youuuuu! And of course you will, sweetie - it's just practice really :D

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  8. This is stunning! Absolutely love it! Perfect gradient, amazing nail art...Mina, you never cease to surprise me! I'm a fan! :p

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    1. Raquel your comment gave me a huge smile!! Thank you, darling! :D

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  9. It's awesome!!!!!! <3 Everything's perfect here!

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    1. Yeyyy! Thank you so, so much! :D

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  10. It's interesing! For me, the gradient looks like hawaian inspired or something, and then the black sillouettes...everything together has a kind of ghost story effect! At least it's my impression. Thanks for sharing this nail art!

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    1. You're right - the colours are very tropical like and I can see where you get the ghost feeling from ;)
      Thank you so much for your great comment, sweetie :D

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