sábado, 9 de junio de 2012

Blue Sponged Mani

Ladies,

How is your weekend going? I hope you are all perfectly well, under a hot sun, drinking a mojito and conversing with one of your dearest friends. Okay. It might be slightly early for a mojito. If so, please read "Coffee" insead. I don't want you to believe everything that is said about Spanish people, and "fiesta" all day long. Trust me, it's a myth. We're so much worse (smile).
My base is China Glaze Sea Spray, and I did the sponging with Kiko nº300 - Pearly Malachite Green. 
I felt totally on for some "let's get dragged by the trend" and went for a sponged mani today. Apart from having it on my to-do list and being on the mood for something simple (yet effective), I really wanted to try Sammy's tutorial (The Nailsaurus); it has been a major HIT on the nail polish community lately, and I am sure you've seen it a hundred times, and tried it at least once. If not, you should.
This technique makes sponging really easier than the classic "let's pick a hundred colors and do a massive mess". My pictures do all the talking, I'm only going to say that the whole manicure took me around 1h30. And I took all my time, blogging when letting the base dry an all that. I even failed at my first attempt, when using a dark green for the sponging which made my mani look awfully dirty. Gross. I realize I didn't take any picture; I should have.

You take care, and keep it up with your nail porn!

20 comentarios:

  1. Beautiful :) those colours look beautiful together.

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  2. that looks really nice!!!! i wish to do the saME :d -Loving Sunshine

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  3. Lovely, they remind me of the sea!

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Very beautiful! Your gradient is flawless and I really like the touch of grey in the base colour (:

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  5. this is gorgeous!! those colors remind me of the sky (: even though it's usually grey-er where i am due to pollution LOL

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  6. This is gorgeous! The two colours blend together really well.

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  7. Lovely gradient, I'm hoping to do a blue one myself soon, there's something really nice about blue :) like a pair of faded jeans, haha! You're nails are at such a nice length too!

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  8. I love it! I think I'm going to finally try a sponge mani now.

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  9. Beautiful, TASTEFUL. I know what you mean about a "hundred colors and let's make a mess"... less is more sometimes. I will check out the sponge tutorial. Thanks!

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  10. hell yeah! this is kickass I love it

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  11. YES!!! Yes yes yes yes!!! This is THE gradient!! I LOVE it!!!
    I just realized I never tried a blue/green gradient. hmm... I really gotta!
    Although i'm a bit more the "let's do a mess" type of person. I haven't yet tried Sammy's... LOL

    btw - when I've been to visit Spain some years ago, I totally realized people were dead serious when they talked about the Siesta.
    I so much wish it was popular here as well.....

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  12. This is sooooo gorgeous!!! I love it! :D

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  13. Love your gradient! It turned out great! :D My weekend was good. Not too much drinking though. ;-)

    ~ Yun

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  14. ficou perfeito!!!!!!!!!!amo azul !!!!!!!!!!
    beijao

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  15. That's such a pretty gradient. The colors remind me of the lake.

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  16. thank you soo much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!!! it made my day!!!
    this sponge technique looks so pretty!!!! I an deff gonna have to try it!
    I am your newest follower!!

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  17. i love such type of manicure:-)
    i have never tried, seems to me too crafty and that it takes too much time:(

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