I was looking for something to incorporate Essie DJ Play That Song because I love it so much and want to use it more often. I felt like the end result looked like a desert sunset in Colorado, with the ambient light turning the red rocks purple. Do you see it too?
As you can see, I had better luck with some of the nails than others. I had a little accident with the middle one and tried to patch it up, so it ended up with the darkest tip. I absolutely love the gradient look. I plan to practice the technique more so I can incorporate it often in future designs!
The tutorial I followed most closely was from Chalkboard Nails and can be found here. It was from her Beauty and the Beach Nail Art which is pure AWESOMENESS! It features a few different techniques, and the sponge gradient part is at the beginning of the video. Eventually I want to try the entire tutorial, but I think I need some more practice first.
What I used:
Essie DJ Play That Song- purple
Essie Madison Ave-hue- bright mauve pink
Essie .....??- Unfortunately I have a number of polishes with their labels missing :(. I have a couple of Label Monsters at home that delight in taking them off. So the color closest to the cuticle is a light pink, with slight peach tones. I wish I could remember the name!
What do you think? Do you love this trend as much as I do?