Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gradient with Essie Lapis of Luxury

Hi guys! sorry this post is late, I had to work in a presentation and was up to 3am, ugh. It's the end of semester around here, so my posting schedule will probably be affected. I'm really sorry about that. To be notified of new posts I'll suggest you to add me to your RSS reader, or follow me on Twitter or Tumblr.

Anyway, today I want to share my first nail art here, which is a simple gradient. It started with a base of Essie Lapis of Luxury, which is a pretty cornflower blue with a jelly-ish formula. It's not the easiest polish to work with, it needed three thick coats to be opaque. But I love the color so much I'm willing to stand its annoying formula.

On day two of this mani I did a gradient with Colorama Missão Azul, which is a darker periwinkle creme. I used the method described in this tutorial, using the sponge as a sort of rubberstamp over my nails. The gradient ended up very smooth.

For a little bling, I added a glitter gradient with Love & Beauty "Gold Rush" from Forever 21, which is micro and medium sized gold holo glitter.

Doing gradients is very easy, but it can be a bit time consuming with the sponging and the cleanup. It's a great alternative if you have tipwear or a bit of chipping but don't feel ready to change your entire mani yet.

Thanks for reading!

Hola chicas! Hoy les quiero compartir mi primer nailart aquí, un degradado simple que empezó con una base de Essie Lapis of Luxury. Luego hice un degradado con un esmalte más oscuro (Colorama Missão Azul). Finalmente, y para agregar un poco de brillo, añadí un degradado con un glitter dorado de Love & Beauty llamado "Gold Rush" (de la tienda Forever 21).


  1. Este gradient te ha quedado estupendo, la verdad es que me encanta la combinación con el dorado :) Muy bonito!

  2. Stunning!
    Your photos are beautiful BTW!