I had planned on wearing my Nfu Oh 66 for a few days, but it chipped quickly much to my dismay. So I used it as an opportunity to do a manicure I'd been wanting to for awhile. The ombre aka gradient. Since I was swatching Zoya Megan I decided to go all purple. While I like the normal gradient that has light->dark. I decided to go dark->light.
To do this manicure you will need:
- a sponge of some sort. I used Maybelline makeup sponges.
- at least 3 complimentary colors: one base color, and two sponging colors.
- scotch tape to make clean up easier. Just tape around the cuticle and sides of your nail.
The actual process of sponging I found really easy. Just daub some nail polish on the edge of the sponge and lightly tap it on.
|OPI: Grape Set Match, Lincoln Park at Midnight, Serving up Sparkle|
|I daubed this one on first covering about 3/4 of the nail.|
|I sponging this one on second covering 1/2 of the previous color.|
|This was last to add some sparkle to the darkest area of the gradient. I'm still on the fence if I like the glittery addition.|
|My orphaned thumb. She never gets in the photos anymore.|