Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How Do You Blue 2!

Hey Everyone!  Back when I first started "collecting" nail polish I would always say my problem color was blue.  The problem being I loved it and ALL blue nail polishes.  Well I've been doing this nail art stuff for a couple of years now so I'm happy to say I've branched out and my green and purple drawer definitey rival my blue drawer now LOL!  BUT blue is and will always be my first love.  The first blue I ever got was 16 years ago believe it or not!  I was working as a receptionist in the OB-Gyn department and there was a sweet girl I worked with, Olga.  One day she came in with this blue nail polish--I think it was by Sinful back when they had the short sqround bottles like Seche Vite--the name of it was Disco Blue and it was gorgeous!  All the girls knew how much I loved doing my nails and I was so touched when Olga said, "I saw this and thought of you!!"  All these years later I'm still loving those blues!

I did this mani after I saw this way cool design on Pinterest.  I love Pinterest!  You get the best ideas there!!  This is where I first saw the design.  I tried to get back to a blog but it was wanting me to sign into some other social network lol!  Um no thanks, Facebook obsessed is enough for me!

 This is a gradient half moon mani and pardon me but this really kicks a$$!

 I used a couple of my favorite blues for this--Cult Nails Time Traveler and China Glaze Sea Spray.


 The application is really easy!  I did two coats of Time Traveler and applied Seche Vite.  Then I used my trusty price stickers to help with the half moon and I did my gradient technique with Sea Spray and Time Traveler and sponged it onto my nails over the sticker.  

At first I was disappointed when I realized it gradiented the two colors instead of keeping them separate as the picture from pinterest appears.  I think she sponged her darker color over her lighter instead of gradienting them together.  But once I had them all done I loved the look!

This is definitely something I'll be doing again with some different colors!  I'm thinking of a nice chocolate brown with For Audrey!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a good day!

15 comments:

  1. Drool!! This is soooooooooooo beautiful.......
    And I would LOVE seeing it with browns and For Audrey!

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    1. I'm definitely going to do it Jin!!

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  2. I love this idea and your result, it looks fabulous!

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  3. Love this! This is the blogpost that it's from: http://globeandnail.blogspot.ca/2012/10/half-moon-gradient.html :)

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    1. yay! thank you so much for finding this for me Julie!!! I love hers with the burgundy and pink!

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  4. they are very cool! love this moon-gradient. Fabulous idea.

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  5. That looks great as usual Laurie!

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  6. Words fail me... I need to try this!! Great job!

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    1. yes please try it! It's so easy yet looks AHmazing!

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  7. This was from my blog, thanks so much! I love it in the blues, I'm going to do it again soon in different colours and just might have to do this! I did it by painting on the darker colour, placing the stickers, and then sponging the dark colour mixed with the light colour over top :)

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