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Friday, 4 May 2012

A Forest Green Gradient

The gradient/ombre mani is such a hit lately that I just can't resist and give it a try myself.  I bet you'd already seen a number of these gradient manicures, usually in bright or pastel colors, but I've chosen something darker, a forest green gradient.  I did it a few days ago and now kind of feeling strange to have chosen these colors.  Why I picked them was probably because I thought I have neglected my A-England polishes for quite sometime and they deserved more usage! So here is my ill attempt at a gradient mani...





Polishes used

Base color: Topshop Hunting
Middle layer: A-England Dragon 
Tip: A-England St George

We have all seen a lot of glitter gradients, so it's rather refreshing to have this gradent/ombre manicure on the trend.  It's real fun and I'll definitely try something bright next time! 


29 comments:

  1. i want to try it with red... hehe... how's A-England nail polish quality?

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    1. Top notch quality, very pigmented and goes on smoothly!

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  2. The gradient turned out great :) I would have thought you had used more different poilishes, you builded up great with only 3! Take care!

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    1. Thanks! I would have used more if my nails were longer ;-)

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  3. Wow this is really gorgeous! Beautiful!

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  4. Very pretty gradient! Love it!

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  5. That looks just great. I love green, and those A Englands just rock!

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  6. I think this is the first gradient mani I've seen using darker colours, and I love it!

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    1. Yay, love to hear that! Thanks xx

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  7. Gorgeous!!!!!! one of the best gradients I have seen

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  8. wow thats gorgeous! good job :)

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  9. I think that it's a lovely, refreshing change. I'm inspired to try a darker gradient myself! (:

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  10. This looks great! I'm still to scared to try a gradient.

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  11. This is so gorgeous! I want to give it a go myself but I'm not sure if I have the skill or patience :p You've done it perfectly.

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  12. Wow, lovely!! Make me want to do a gradient immediately!

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  13. I think this looks great! The colors make it look like a sparkly, formal manicure!
    I have been working on my gradients without much success, what kind of sponge did you use?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I used a foundation wedge but I found it absorbing maybe too much polish. I knew others use kitchen sponge, which probably wouldn't soak up too much polish. Hope it helps :)

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  14. Looks beautiful and I love the colors! St. George is a big lemming for me. I wish I could do this but I think my nails are too short, and I lack any ounce of artistic ability/coordination in general, lol.

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    1. Haha, I lack the patience and artistic skill! I think sponging is the easier form of nail art! I suck at stamping, and hopeless in freehand drawing :))

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  15. This is stunning! I have those A England and I love them together here! So awesome!

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  16. Wow! Okay, this blew my mind a little bit- I LOVE how this looks. Great idea, and fantastic execution! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  17. This looks so awesome, I can't take my eyes off it! I must try something like this asap!

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