Monday, August 6, 2012

Gradient meets stamping

For today's mani I started with a sponged gradient using 3 different pinks. At first I wanted to stamp a different image with white, but luckily I already used top coat on the gradient, because I didn't like the result. So I quickly wiped it off and went for a different image with black instead. I really enjoy the look of this, but macro can show the tiniest flaws in straight lines and smooth gradients that aren't visible irl, so I prefer to see this one on my nails instead of my screen! :)


China Glaze Something Sweet, China Glaze Dance Baby, China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic stamped with Konad Black and BM plate 208.

43 comments:

  1. Madeleine EberweinAugust 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Pfff, who cares about tiny flaws in the stamped image when you're wearing (at least for me) three of the most awesome pink shades in the (nailpolish) world :D

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  2. Aw, this turned out great. I did the same idea with a gradient under this very same design, but the black I used wasn't as opaque as I'd like for it to be... like yours here. So I guess I might have to invest in Konad black.

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  3. Oh, pretty! I love how the stamping looks over the gradient. I don't think I've used that stamping image much, but you make it look awesome. I'll have to put this idea on my "to-copy" list.

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  4. love love love this. I really need to buy myself a stamping kit:)

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  5. Looks great! Love the subtle gradient behind the stamping.

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  6. I think it looks great, very interesting and though stamping + gradients usually scream "over the top", this one doesn't!

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  7. Love the gradient and the stamping is very neat

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  8. OMG -- love it! forget about the macro flaws. We all live IRL. (Until we become cyborgs with implanted macro corneas or something. Ew!)

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  9. Don't mind the macro. It looks amazing.

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  10. Ahh Something Sweet is one of the very few polishes (besides base/top coat) that I finished a whole bottle of, I guess that says enough :) Thanks Madeleine!

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  11. Konad Black absolutely does what it's supposed to do, but I'd advise to do a cleanup before you use it, so the cleanup after you used it becomes easier. It's really so pigmented that the faster and easier you can get it off your fingers, the better, haha.
    And thanks! :)

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  12. Thank you Frances! And I don't think I've used it before either, but for this mani I think it works! Hope you enjoy wearing it if you do this as well :)

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  13. Thanks Sara! And what can I say, you totally should! Haha :)

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  14. Thanks Helen, I think the gradient works well like this!

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  15. Thanks! And I know what you mean, that's why I usually go for a simple creme polish with stamping, so I'm glad to hear you think this mani works :) With gradients I prefer like a tigerstripe or something like this, not much more. The other image that I tried was something different than that and was way over the top for me (as I already suspected, but I want to try something new every now and then), but this one works better!

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  16. Oh the mental image! Haha, no! Let's hope that won't ever happen :) Thanks for commenting and for a laugh =)

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  17. Thanks hun, glad to hear you like it :)

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  18. This is so pretty! I love it <3
    I see no flaws whatsoever, even in macro. Its stunning!

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  19. Incredible stamping.

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  20. As always, amazing job, Bregje. Your nails are perfect, your gradient is perfect, your stamping is perfect!

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  21. Very punk chic! ;)

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  22. Madeleine EberweinAugust 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Oh yes! You and your Something Sweet :b
    I've only worn only dark colors, mostly blues, purple, plum and blackish colors for years, but when I discovered your blog and looking at that nail polish I was torn apart, really. This spring I finally jumped over my shadow and purchased a bottle.
    I gotta admit, I don't regret it. I just love that color!! Soon after my stash got filled with lots of pinks, pastels and dozen of bright polishes and my bottle of Something Sweet is close to halfway empty.. yep, that also speaks for itself! ;D

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  23. How do you use Konad black without smearing? I always smear it :(

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  24. Thanks Amanda, you're too kind!

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  25. I apply my top coat generously and floating, that means I don't let the brush hit my nails. But I have to say, Konad Black is by far the most tricky polish that I have when it comes to smearing!
    Hope this helps :)

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  26. Gorgeous! Have to try this sometime ♥.

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  27. Looks beautiful! I love this look and I don't see any flaws :)

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  28. Jenni - Gold Speck NailsAugust 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Gorgeous. And these are PERFECT =]

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  29. I lover this I wish I could do my nails like this I do my nails all the time try to find different ways but there r only so many ways

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  30. Where can I find a stamp like that one?

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  31. Wow, I would need to copy this design. Thanks so much, Bregje!

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