Hey guys! Today I have a sneak preview of tomorrow's post for FingerFood's Theme buffet. The prompt this time around is "Under the Sea" so I decided to start with a blue gradient to make it look like light was filtering down through the water.
I started with one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White on all my fingers. Then I loaded up my make up sponge with four shades of blue, from lightest to darkest.
My colors in order were: NYC East Village, Sally Hansen Calypso Blue, Sally Hansen Sparkling Water, and Sally Hansen Wavy Blue.
I applied three coats of the sponging to get the color saturation I wanted, and then followed it with one coat of KB Shimmer Clearly On Top.
Clean up on the cuticles was really tough for this one! Blues stain, and these were all shimmers or glass flecks, so they didn't want to get scrubbed off.
Once this was done, I decided I wanted to add some sparkle, so I added one coat of Sally Hansen Spectrum.
Spectrum is a beautiful sparkly duochrome polish, and is one of the first polishes I bought! Sadly, it has never been able to be opaque on it's own, so I figured I'd try it over a gradient.
Check back in tomorrow to see this covered in under the sea themed nail art! And on Monday to see the swatches of the colors used in this gradient!