Friday, 29 January 2016

HBP Presents: An Arctic 'Grey-dient'

So the time has come for another Hobby Polish Bloggers link up. The HBP Facebook group is a great place for sharing and learning tips and tricks on anything nail art/nail blog related. This months theme is gradients. I usually associate gradients more with spring/summer but have fancied trying a grey one for a while now so this was my chance. I used three grey shades (detailed at the bottom of this post) to create the gradient with some nail art sponges from Ebay, and then used a Mo You stamping plate (Enchanted Plate collection 05) for the design.

I had so many nail fails doing this! All went well to start with but I tried a peel of barrier for the first time, and on a couple of my nails where these touched the nail varnish, it peeled part of it off when I tried to remove it, you can see the effect of this on my thumbnail below. I also had a couple of Cellotape miss-haps (I was using it to clean my stamper) where it became stuck to and peeled off little bits of polish, so I had to try and patch them up. Mostly hidden by the stamping but it was obvious to me, so this mani didn't last long! I'm thinking these things happened because the polish wasn't quire dry enough so at least there is a lesson learnt.

Overall I like the gradient, the stamping images and the colours, but thing this may have worked slightly better with a wintery pattern (from the same plate) rather than the animals, as in some lights they weren't very clear. Also less nail fails would be good! I liked the super shinyness of the silver against the darker grey.


Colours Used: Little Bo Peep - Rimmel, Grey - Barry M, Dragster - Barry M, Dazzle - Orly

Check out all the other lovely designs below!


12 comments:

  1. I love the shimmer sparkle polish selected to go over the grey gradient! Beautiful job! :)

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  2. The gradient looks great! Gray and black is one of my favorite nail combinations and I don't do it enough. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you very much, and you are very welcome! :)

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  3. Lovely colors, they work great together and the stamping too!

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    1. Thank you! I thought it was good for winter :)

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  4. I love grey so this is a total win for me!

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  5. Black- grey- silver are such a perfect combo! And remember - only you can see all those tiny little fails, non of us would have ever noticed them!

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    1. Thanks so much :) I just can't resist to draw attention to it :P a good excuse to move on to the next mani though!

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