Saturday, November 17, 2012

31 Day Challenge, Day 5: Blue

I used to never wear blue polish but now I find myself with a great deal of it and am really liking it!  For today's challenge manicure I used 6 polishes, 4 of them untried blues.  Well, technically one is a blue glitter but still...untried. :)

I did a sponge gradient today, only the second one I've ever done and I did it slightly differently than the last time.  The first time around I did it with a dry sponge and this time I dampened the sponge a little before painting the colors on - I think it came out much smoother with the wet sponge.

I started with a base of 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Man, I love this greyish white.  I really should get myself another bottle just to have it around.  Then on my sponge I painted Nina UltraPro Cobalt, Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Blue Me Away, China Glaze For Audry and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  After that I sponged on a light coat of Orly Shining Star and then did a glitter gradient using Essie Stroke of Brilliance.  Topped it all off with a generous coat of SV and was good to go.

I like how these turned out.  What do you think?  My daughter said they remind her of bubbles in water.


  1. This is cool, you should draw some fish on the tips LOL

    1. Haha, that would have been a good addition. :)