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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Neon Gradient with American Apparel Neons

That's another neon gradient I've done last night.  This time I used 3 neon shades.


 I could almost feel my brain cells melting away while inhaling the nail polish fumes... no joke!


Below is a pic of the polishes I used for this mani.  I sealed it off with a coat of Inglot XL3, which consists of some fine square gold glitters in a clear jelly base.  This is the best way to hide the imperfections I made while sponging the gradient!

Americal Apparel Nail Lacquer in Neon Coral - Neon Red - Neon Violet & Inglot XL3

Almost forgot to mention I painted a layer of white before sponging.  It made a perfect canvas for the neons to work on.  I used one coat OPI Alpine Snow.  I also used a wet sponge this time and found it much easier to work with. Just learnt this trick from a youtube video somewhere, or was it just me who don't know this?!


Please excuse the terribly dry skin around the nails as I've used pure acetone to clean up.  It was really one hell of a job to tidy everything up! But still, it's worth it considering the final result ^^



Honestly, I was really happy with this mani as I just couldn't stop looking at my nails last night!


Just took this pic as the sun was up outside.  xx


33 comments:

  1. WOW! This neon gradient looks stunning! Love it!

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  2. So beautiful! I truly loved this gradient!

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  3. I love it! This is awesome, you're very talented :)

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  4. Oh lordy! It's pretty! Sometimes I have the same feeling, that I can't stop looking at my nails because they're just too beautiful (L) Don't you think this looks like a sunrise?

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  5. I like your design,invite you to my blog http://www.artdeconails.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. Love this gradient - reminds me of an exotic sunset!

    Alice

    http://secretsofawannabecharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. OMG what a beautiful beautiful beautiful color combination!!! I know somebody who has to try this!!

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  8. stunning gradient love the colors and the glitter top coat

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  9. i love the colors you used. it reminds me of the sunset at the beach (:

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  10. Love, Love, Love!

    Kisses!

    http://nailseart.blogspot.com.br/

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  11. Gorgeous colors! The sparkles really finish it off!

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  12. it looks awesome. i know the feeling about not being able to stop looking at your nails. :) i like mine so much right now, i've had the same mani for a week, and the polish is cracking and i still don't want to take it off, lol.

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    1. Haha, wish I could take a peek of your current mani!!

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  13. That is insanely beautiful! I love it!

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  14. *jaw drops* that glitter is amazing! i love this, great job! :)

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  15. these are amazing! they look like a cocktail!

    www.laughingassassin.blogspot.com

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  16. I am your newest follower!!! I am new to the nail blog world, and I spent some time going thru your blog yesterday! ( very inspiring!) I love love your tutorials on how to make franken! That looks so fun to do! I REALLLLLLY want to try it!

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    1. Thank you soooo much and welcome! xx

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  17. Lovely blog.

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  18. Thank you all for the lovely comments! Appreciate :)

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  19. Holy crap! this is stunning

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing job on the clean up too lol xx

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  21. I love gradients! It looks amazing!

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  22. Such an amazing colour combo! I love that purple too! Looks great.

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  23. You have amazing pictures of nail art... It's so pretty!

    xoxo
    Madiha

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  24. How do you even do that??

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