NOTD: Tequila Sunrise Gradient

Posted by Erin on 8/5/11. Filed under: , , , , , ,

Summer is sadly coming to an end in a few weeks. It never lasts long enough for me. Someday I will leave these 9 month long New England winters behind and head west. But until then, I'll have to prolong my love of the sun with manicures like this one:


try to ignore the little white baby hairs on my thigh in this one...




I actually swore off gradients a few months ago because I did one that required literally over an hour of clean up. Fuck that! I love the look, but I'm just not patient enough to deal with all that. But then I remembered that I used a totally different technique that time and that my old trusty technique never left me with such a horrible mess to clean up afterwards. So I tried again, with pretty awesome results (if I do say so myself). The only real issue I have with this mani is the fact that I got extreme tip wear and lifting on my middle finger, which is likely due to the massive chip I have in the side of the nail.

I used Funky Fingers' Cayman Island for the yellow base, N.Y.C.'s Times Square Tangerine Creme for the orange overlay and a coat of Sinful Colors' UFO for the glitter. I then topped it off with 2 thick coats of Seche Vite.

3 Responses to NOTD: Tequila Sunrise Gradient

  1. The Nail Buff

    I LOVE this! I will try something similar for sure :)

  2. feedkmayeorchids

    Gorgeous!

  3. Erin

    Thanks girls!

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