Friday, April 12, 2013

Autism Awareness Mani

Autism Awareness: Gradient/Ombre

Friday...YAY!  I'm glad to be coming up on the weekend, I sure could use a break!  I have plans to veg around all weekend and catch up on work, what about you?  I got the rudest wake up call this morning....a giant thick spider on my washcloth in the shower this morning.  Not only did I touch it when I grabbed my washcloth, I then had to stab it to death with my comb.  What a morning!  Today's Autism Awareness mani is gradient.  So....I will admit that I have never done a gradient manicure.  I always forget to pick up makeup sponges.  Instead I made up my own gradient.  I painted the gradient in three layers and dabbed in between each layer to blend.  What do you think?  I was actually pretty impressed with it!  




The three base colors used were Essie In the Cab-ana, China Glaze Sunday Funday, and Essie Avenue Maintain.  I stamped with OPI Eurso Euro, which is a great blue for stamping.  To me it looks like a mermaid, and I really like mermaids so I'm happy with it :)  I hope everyone is having a great Friday!

Check out these other lovely manis:


Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious

17 comments:

  1. You have done amazing for this challenge :D Love it

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    1. Thanks Paulina. It probably helps that I really like blue polishes :)

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  2. They look really good! I suck at gradients, so this is a really good idea and i'm going to try it!

    Your stamping is amazing as per usual aswell :) xx

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    1. It actually wasn't too hard, and the cleanup was much easier than a gradient would be (or at least I think) :)

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  3. So pretty! Love the way you blended all the blues!

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  4. Your gradient is so good! I can't believe you did this without a sponge - it's amazing! I love the colours you've used! :)

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    1. I actually did another gradient right after this, I liked how it came out as well. I think with a sponge I would get polish all over the place lol

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  5. Looks awesome!
    And you go girl, show that spider who's the boss!

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    1. Haha Jasmine, your comment made me laugh out loud :)

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  6. OMG!! I woke up yesterday by having a roach crawl on my leg!!! But your gradient is fabulous!

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  7. stamping over the gradient was a great idea!

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  8. OMG what a traumatic way to wake up! *hugs*
    This mani is really pretty! I especially love the gradient you did! :-)

    ~ Yun

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