Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gradient Blue Zebra Print

Gradient + Animal Print = Would that work together? Well, I wasn't sure until I tried this yesterday. :D

I wanted to do a blue gradient for a while now so yesterday, when the day was so rainy and boring, I decided to do something blue. ^_^

I started with 2 coats of base color ~ H&M - Denim Dreams. I got this polish ages ago from Pink_Diamond and I'm really happy to have this beautiful baby blue creme nail polish. <3 Then I sponged with Denim Dreams and Essence's Walk on Air. This one is from their new range and it's definitely a must have! I love true blues without any hints of greens, that's why I adore this one! :)

When the gradient was dry, I double stamped zebra print from BM-223, first with silver from Essence Stamp me! Silver and again with dark blue Essence Just Rock it. I love how this dark blue looks over the silver. :L

I didn't play with CS3 for ages so I decided to add zebra print to the background too. :P
Daylight
Sun

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
H&M - Denim Dreams / 2 coats
Sponging: H&M - Denim Dreams & Essence - Walk on Air
Essence - Stamp me! Silver & BM-223 / stamping
Essence - Just Rock it! & BM-223 / stamping 
Nail Tek Intensive Therapy 2

So, what do you think? Are you a fan of animal prints? I wasn't until I started playing with different combos, every color looks so good with animal prints! :)


Btw are you excited for today's series finale of Desperate Housewives? :e I really am but at the same time I'm so sad, because I'll miss them soooo much. <\3

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

52 Comment(s):

  1. that's really pretty! i love this gradient and the stamping you did!

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  2. I usually don't like very much "animal prints" IRL but you're right, you can use this pattern on nails to create such amazing combos.
    :L this one, reminds me of sea colors...
    BTW I must learn this sponging gradient techique, I'm too jealous of your nails!

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    1. Thank you Aly! I was never really a fan but now I would always have zebra nails in every color combo. :D
      And try it out fast! It's so easy and it looks fab! :L

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  3. I love how this came out. Never tried double stamping before.

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    1. Thank sue! :) It's really fun way to spice your manicure even more. :D

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  4. This is really beautiful! :D

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  5. oh amazing!! :) i love it so much!

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  6. Beautiful...love the double stamping effect!

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  7. That looks really great. I love the double stamping, it makes it look really cool over the gradient.

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    1. Thanks! It really gives something more to the manicure, right? :D

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  8. Awww, that is so pretty! LOVE IT!!! xx

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  9. WOW!
    Draga,ovo je predivno!!

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  10. Tole pa odlično izgleda.

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  11. Ful lepo, bo treba sprobat ta gradient ;)

    P.s: Kater top coat uporabljaš, da se tako lepo šajna? :P

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    1. Hvala! :) Ja to pa le poskusi! :L

      Na tej manikuri sem uporabila kar Nail Tek Intensive Therapy 2, gre za nadlak in podlak v enem kot utrjevalec. :)

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  12. It's gorgeous! The whole effect makes me think of a stormy sea haha :)

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  13. This is so lovely! I love the double stamping effect!

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  14. nimalo me ne podsjeca na zebru nego na morske valove i jako mi se svidja :) morat cu jednom ponovit plavi gradijent i probat postambiljat iako nisam pretjerano vjesta u tome

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  15. It looks great and I love those blues you used. I gotta get some of them myself!

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  16. Wow, this is one of the prettiest gradient manicures I have seen so far! Really stunning ♥.

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  17. Gorgeous! <3
    I plan to watch episode finale of DH today :).

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  18. You double stamped this!!!! GENIOUS!

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  19. So gorgoeus! I love the double stamping!

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  21. So cool! I love this unnatural animal print!

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  22. You really have some of the most gorgeous nails and nail art!

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