Sunday, 16 September 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 10: Gradient

Good morning everyone :)  We're a third of the way into the 31 day challenge (that means we've been doing it a that right??) and today's challenge is gradient nails.  If you've been following my blog for some time, you will be aware that when me and gradients get together, challenge is certainly the right word.

So with my not-so-great track record in attempting gradients in mind, I'm actually rather pleased with how this turned out.  The only problem is that they're sensible work nails, so frankly they're boring.  I wish I'd added some detail on the ring finger - a little butterfly in the corner or something, that would've been pretty.

Not too shabby...

My technique still needs a little work (clearly) but I'm getting there!  I used OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons (you're seeing a lot of this lately in my work manicures!) and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama.

So we're in to the second third of the challenge now, which means patterns!  The first of these will be polka dots on Wednesday.

Take a look at how everyone else's gradient nails turned out:

Diana at Nails By Diana
Meredith at Perfectly Polished
Nicole at The Color Republic
Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
Liz and Lisa at Lozlosa 
Mari at Nailista 
Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
Gini at Sassy Paints 


  1. This is a gorgeous neutral gradient! I'm not a neutral girl, but I would wear this! Fab!

  2. I really love these colors together! It's so different from what I was thinking when it came to gradients, but it fantastic!

  3. Great color combo! I love those colors separately but even more together!

  4. two pretty colors! im digging it

  5. This is so cute! I never see any neutral gradients and this one is gorgeous!