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Polish Days ~ Something New

Hey dolls! I’m so late with this month’s Polish Days post, but I did not want to give up. The theme for January was to try something new and I tried several things before ended with the look you’ll see tonight. Last night I started with the one thing I’ve wanted to try for at least one year – water marbling. That was a huge fail. I didn’t even take pictures. Then I tried another technique, the half moon mani. I pulled out my stickers and gave it a go. Fail once again. I just didn’t like how it turned out. Maybe those pictures will appear some other time.

Tonight after work I was determined to be successful. While looking through my pinterest nail inspiration board, I realized that I had never done a gradient. I’ve done glitter gradients before, but never with two polishes. I started with a base of two coats China Glaze Bahamian Escape, a bright sky blue creme. Next, I sponged on Cult Nails Tied Up, a gorgeous cornflower blue jelly. So far so good. I thought a little something extra was needed to tie it all together, maybe a little sparkle. Pretty & Polished A Diamond Necklace Affair, caught my eye and I thought it would provide just the right amount of bling. This glitter top coat from the Save the Dauphine collection contains various sized iridescent blue and white glitter. The formula on A Diamond Necklace Affair was a little thicker than normal, but not problematic. I used one coat over the gradient.



I can’t believe it took me so long to do a gradient of this type. I love Polish Days just for this reason. The themes are always pushing me to do something I haven’t tried before. So what do you all think? Was I somewhat successful with my first gradient?

*Pretty & Polished products in this post were purchased during a blogger-only pre-sale for review purposes.*

Make sure you check out all of the other dolls who participated in Polish Days this month!