Friday, September 18, 2015

Purple Friday: Purple Gradient

Hey all! It's time for another installment of Purple Friday! Today I have some purple nail art to share with you! This week the Dawgs take on the Aggies of Utah State (what's an Aggie, anyway?), which just happens to be my mother-in-law's alma mater! So as a birthday present my husband and I bought her tickets to the game and are throwing a tailgate to celebrate and both our families are coming up to party. Should be a fun time! I decided that because this was a special occasion, I should do something fun and not just a plain old purple! 

I went out through my purple polish box and pulled out three different shades of purple to use in my gradient. First I decided to use Different Dimension Grus, a light lilac holographic, as my base and then I sponged that, Girly Bits Protect Your Girly Bits, and ILNP Contraband on top of it. I had to go over it a couple of times, but it was pretty easy to apply. I was trying to use Protect Your Girly Bits as a transition shade between Grus and Contraband but I had trouble seeing it. I think it does help, but gets a little lost because Contraband is so dark. 

Artificial light (flash):

I'm not totally in love with my gradient skills-- something I need to work on! And how do people clean this up? I swear I'm incompetent at the actual clean up portion of painting my nails. Once it gets on my cuticles, it's game over-- I can't get it off! But I hope you can overlook that and just look at the pretty purple polishes! 

Go Dawgs! Beat the Aggies!


  1. Its a nice gradient. I used to do really bad at them too but practice definitely helps.

  2. I'm the same way. Once I get polish on my cuticles, game over. Have you tried liquid latex? It helps a lot.