Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I'm with the Bandana Gradient

Hey Everyone! Since I was wide awake at 6:15 this morning I figured I would just stay up instead of going back to sleep after taking T to school. This of course means that now I am struggling to stay awake and I am quite sleepy. I am looking forward to Monday since I will get to sleep in and hang out with the boy all day. Right now I am looking forward to sleeping since I won't be getting a nap. Maybe I should run turn up the music and dance around like a fool for a bit. 

Today I have a mani I did with some rhinestones I got from the Born Pretty Store At .99 per pack I almost bought one in every color. 

I ended up starting off with #6 which is a chartreuse type green and #12 which is black. I decided to start out by using them together as an accent nail. They come in a little baggie filled with tons (100pcs) of pretty stones. I am going to eventually move them into a little container but for now they live in the bags and don't take up much room.

I wanted to try my hand at a gradient. I really am not skilled with gradients but I was semi happy with the way this one came out. I started with a base of Sation I'm with the Bandana from the Nailstock Collection. I would have thought a polish with the word Bandana in the title would be red but I guess that is just me. I then used Zoya Dove and Ruby Wing Electric Firefly for the gradient. I absolutely LOVE Electric Firefly and want to use it for all the manis. It is a great polish! The amazing Karen from Frazzle and Aniploish sent me this baby and I am in love. THANK YOU KAREN!!! I'm sure you all already follow her but if you don't you must, she is awesome! 

I decided to alternate the rhinestones on my accent nail. I think the colors went well together even if Electric Firefly did come out a little darker due to the dark base. 

The little rhinestones are the perfect size for my nails. These are the 2mm stones. They come in other sizes as well so it was a lucky guess that the 2mm is the size I wanted. 

A nice close up of the accent nail and the gradient. I secured the stones with top coat and had no issues with them falling off. I'm with the Bandana applied really well is a very nice gunmetal color. I used a makeup sponge for the gradient and sponged each color on. I did forget to moisten the makeup sponge though. I always forget that part.

I need to work on my gradient skills but it didn't come out too bad. I love the colors together and think the rhinestones were a great accent. As always if you use code JLG10 you can get 10% off your next order at Born Pretty Store

That's all for now :)


  1. Your gradient is really pretty! Ruby Wing Electric Firefly looks a gorgeous colour - I love greeny-yellows like that :)

    1. Thank you :) OMG it is gorgeous and everyone needs it!!! lol I love those colors too and it has a really pretty shimmer. I need to do a full mani post of it asap. It changes colors in the sun which is awesome. I am just waiting for some sun as it has been raining a lot since I got it. Of course that is my luck!


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