Thursday, March 22, 2012

Skittle Gradient

First off, I'd like to apologize for being so absent for the past couple of weeks. Things have been pretty hectic at school and I had to get ready for an experiment that started on Saturday. Unfortunately, the experiment was not working out so we had to cancel it :( However! that does mean I have a little more free time then expected.

Here is one of my favorite manis that I have done so far for the Year of Polish challenge.
This was for week 12: Skittle Mani

For this I decided to do a gradient skittle, mostly because I love gradients so much ^_^
I used a few of my new Kleancolor Metallic polishes for this look and they worked great!
The colors are vibrant and (except for yellow of course) they were opaque in 1 coat.
Kleancolor in Metallic Green
Kleancolor in Metallic Aqua
Kleancolor in Metallic Pink
Kleancolor in Metallic Yellow
Kleancolor in MetallicFuschia
Kleancolor in Metallic Orange

To achieve the gradient effect, I simply sponged on the colors and made them overlap a bit. They blended together really nicely and the final effect was like a rainbow of awesome-sauce!
I'm thinking this would make an awesome pedicure.

On another note, according the UPS tracking, I should receive the last of the items for the giveaway tonight. This means that I can finally start this thing!! I will probably be using Rafflecopter this time, but if you have any other suggestions, I am totally open to trying something else!

I was also thinking about doing a stash post where I show you how I have my polish organized. What do you guys think?

Until next time ^_^


16 comments :

ChromaCraze said...

These are so beautiful! Great colors for spring

Maddy Blatt said...

this is so awesome!! looooove it:)

Bethany Taylor said...

Great gradients! I especially like the pointer finger!

The Crumpet said...

love this - its so bright and summery x

Samantha said...

Thank you :)

Samantha said...

Thanks Maddy

Carol said...

I am really loving this manicure! At first, I thought you had used foils... I am impressed! I love it <3

Ashesela said...

Ohmygosh, this looks AMAZING!!! :O You have mad skills!!!!

Jun said...

so gorgeous I love it so much!!!

Cindy-y said...

This is really cool - I wish I had the kleancolor sets around me..I love how metallics mesh :)

Samantha said...

Yeah, the pink and the blue blended so well together!

Samantha said...

:) Thank you

Samantha said...

haha I have been looking for foils to get this effect but they are so expensive that I decided to do them by hand :) I'm glad I could recreate them though! thanks

Samantha said...

why thank you! all you need is a sponge!

Samantha said...

Thank you Jun :)

Samantha said...

thank Cindy. You can get all of the Kleancolor polishes from their website for a very good price!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Skittle Gradient

First off, I'd like to apologize for being so absent for the past couple of weeks. Things have been pretty hectic at school and I had to get ready for an experiment that started on Saturday. Unfortunately, the experiment was not working out so we had to cancel it :( However! that does mean I have a little more free time then expected.

Here is one of my favorite manis that I have done so far for the Year of Polish challenge.
This was for week 12: Skittle Mani

For this I decided to do a gradient skittle, mostly because I love gradients so much ^_^
I used a few of my new Kleancolor Metallic polishes for this look and they worked great!
The colors are vibrant and (except for yellow of course) they were opaque in 1 coat.
Kleancolor in Metallic Green
Kleancolor in Metallic Aqua
Kleancolor in Metallic Pink
Kleancolor in Metallic Yellow
Kleancolor in MetallicFuschia
Kleancolor in Metallic Orange

To achieve the gradient effect, I simply sponged on the colors and made them overlap a bit. They blended together really nicely and the final effect was like a rainbow of awesome-sauce!
I'm thinking this would make an awesome pedicure.

On another note, according the UPS tracking, I should receive the last of the items for the giveaway tonight. This means that I can finally start this thing!! I will probably be using Rafflecopter this time, but if you have any other suggestions, I am totally open to trying something else!

I was also thinking about doing a stash post where I show you how I have my polish organized. What do you guys think?

Until next time ^_^


16 comments :

ChromaCraze said...

These are so beautiful! Great colors for spring

Maddy Blatt said...

this is so awesome!! looooove it:)

Bethany Taylor said...

Great gradients! I especially like the pointer finger!

The Crumpet said...

love this - its so bright and summery x

Samantha said...

Thank you :)

Samantha said...

Thanks Maddy

Carol said...

I am really loving this manicure! At first, I thought you had used foils... I am impressed! I love it <3

Ashesela said...

Ohmygosh, this looks AMAZING!!! :O You have mad skills!!!!

Jun said...

so gorgeous I love it so much!!!

Cindy-y said...

This is really cool - I wish I had the kleancolor sets around me..I love how metallics mesh :)

Samantha said...

Yeah, the pink and the blue blended so well together!

Samantha said...

:) Thank you

Samantha said...

haha I have been looking for foils to get this effect but they are so expensive that I decided to do them by hand :) I'm glad I could recreate them though! thanks

Samantha said...

why thank you! all you need is a sponge!

Samantha said...

Thank you Jun :)

Samantha said...

thank Cindy. You can get all of the Kleancolor polishes from their website for a very good price!