Sunday, March 24, 2013

March snow brings what exactly?

Hi Everyone!!!  We have a chance of some snow showers today! What the eff? I mean here it is nearly the end of March and we haven't even had one single day of 40 yet! Not a one!  Today it's cold and partly sunny with some snow on the way.  What I love about this irony is the fact today's challenge in Adventures In Stamping is Spring flowers LOL!  Well what's a gal gonna do?  She's going to do the challenge mani of course!  I hauled out every single one of my Sugar Rush polishes from Sinful and added another to boot--I added Sinful Colors Innocent to the mix.  I gradiented using ALL of them!
This is what I call a lazy gradient.  Instead of mixing on a plate and then sponging into it I painted the polishes directly onto the sponge.  the result to me is less gradiented--you can see lines as if striped on.  
It's not bad it's just not what I usually do.  My index and pinkie are wearing Sinful Unicorn, Sugar n Spice and Orange Creme, my swear and thumb are wearing Sweet Tooth, Sugar Rush and Cotton Candy and my ring is wearing Sweet Nothing, Candy Coated and Innocent (Innocent is not in the Sugar Rush Collection but looks great along with them!)

Now to me this is not a very attractive manicure.  While all the colors look good together on a gradient as a skittle I'm not feeling them so much.  Good thing I had every intention to stamp over it!
I used DRK-A for the ring and DRK-C for all the others
The stamping over the gradient really pulls them together, gives them a more common theme and makes them look beautiful!
Too bad we don't weather to go along with these nails LOL!
Yesterday my post was all about how less can be more but today my post is all about how more can definitely be more

This side by side shows how much better this skittle gradient looks with stamping on it

While I love the Sinful Colors for their easy availability and great price ($1.99 a pop) I really don't like their often "crelly" finish--not really a jelly but not quite a creme.  It drives me nuts!  I hate jellies so I'd rather have a flat on creme anyday.  Still I will get a lot of use out of these this Spring and Summer--if we ever have them LOL!

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

16 comments:

  1. Ooh, so pretty and bright! Love it both with and without the stamping. And I know what you mean about all the snow! Hopefully it'll start warming soon. ^^

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    1. Liz it better get warm soon! I can't take anymore of this ding dang snow!

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    1. Thanks Briana!!! It's my fave too!

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  3. OMG I lovelovelovelovelove this!!! That gradient is amazeballs!! O_O

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  4. Laurie this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colours, the combos and the stamping!

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  5. I love how cute and colourful this is!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Let's hope it brings some warm weather!

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  6. Love the mani!!! I adore this manicure, is adorable!!! ;)

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  7. Ohh I've seen sun last week muahahah! I agree with you, I wasn't feeling the gradient, but after stamped I'm fully in love *-* Kisses

    Cristina

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    1. OOOOH don't make me jealous with your sun Cristina!!! I love it when you can stamp and it doesn't ruin a gradient!

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  8. Your middle finger is my favorite! So pretty!

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  9. holy mother of gradients! this is awesome!!!

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