Okay so sometimes I can’t quite make up my mind what to do so I end up doing having a dozen things all together! And this how this mani evolved! I love Barry M gelly polishes. They are so vibrant and easy to apply but could I decide which shade of green to paint? Well no! So I decided to create a subtle gradient with Key Lime, Guava and Green Berry.
I used to really struggle with gradients until I realised I was using the wrong sort of sponge. The key for me is to use one that is quite open pored, not very dense like some make up sponges and then sponge several layers allowing each to dry in between so as not to lift the layers
And of course then I felt it cried out for stamping! So using a black polish and Moyou London Pro plate XL 23 I stamped an abstract floral design so the various colours of the gradient peeped through.
I was quite please with the end result. It felt so cheery on a dreary November day. What do you think?
Barry M polishes can be purchased at Boots and Superdrug in the UK and for other stockists see their website here: http://www.barrym.com and their IG at http://instagram.com/barrymcosmetics. Moyou London’s shop can be found at http://www.moyou.co.uk and their IG is http://instagram.com/moyou_london
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