Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Instagram Purple Nails for Boston Reciprocal Gradient.

     Today, I have some nail art for you guys. This one is part of an Instagram effort to show solidarity/support to/for the victims of the atrocity that happened in Boston yesterday. Basically the idea is to wear purple on your nails to show support for the victims. So, I figured if I was going to do this, I was really going to do this and do a really involved mani (which this is my first time attempting this type of manicure) to show support. How it helps...I'm not quite sure but it's a principle thing I think. Anyway, here is my first attempt at a reciprocal Gradient manicure. This manicure is inspired by a manicure I saw on Simple Little Pleasures YouTube channel.

Indoor with flash . 

Indoor no flash. 

Outdoor in sunlight. 

Outdoor in shade. 

What I used: 
China Glaze - Spontaneous
China Glaze - VIII
OPI - Rumple's Wiggin' (I used my fave and HTF OPI so you know I mean business)
Striping tape

     I really like how this manicure turned out. And I forgot how ombre/gradient manicures make your nails look even longer (some kind of optical illusion). But over all I am very pleased with how this manicure came out. It's pretty, it's purple and it took forever (just over 2 1/2 hours) to get right. But I think it's worth the effort to show Boston our support. I now challenge all of you, my lovely readers to also paint your nails purple to show support for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. And show me what you guys come up with. That's all I have for you guys today. Until next time, stay classy, and stay polished.