01 June 2012

Neon gradient with China Glaze Summer Neons

Hi ya lovelies! Ready for the weekend? I already had today off, I went to the Efteling, a Dutch amusement park. What are your plans?

The manicure I am showing you today graced my tips last Saturday when I went to the sauna with my bestie. Now if you have to walk around naked all day you better do it with gorgeous nails right ;)? They sure caught attention, even received two compliments! I used China Glaze Orange You Hot? as a base, I needed 2 coats. It applied quite easy due to the shimmer, but it might need some thinner for my next use as it went on slightly patchy. Could have been the temperature here too though! I sponged China Glaze Love's a Beach on the tips, I needed around 3 sponging rounds to get it opaque.

Now if you experience sheerness with your gradient I recommend the following. First just sponge the tip with the color you want, without using the smooth gradient technique. If you put down an opaque enough tip you can use the tutorial by The Nailasaurus for the smooth line!

I really love how sponging brings out the shimmer in these polishes, because the color itself is less opaque the shimmer has more room to play. Hope you like it too!

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41 comments :

  1. I love these colours together, it's so pretty and summery! :)

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  2. Polishfreshie01 June, 2012 20:35

    Freaking gorgeous! I love neons, especially ones that shimma~

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  3. This looks absolutely delicious, like a Popsicle! I seriously need to get my hands on some of these neons.

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  4. Now this is such a gorgeous gradient Deborah! I just love everything about this manicure. Great job! ♥

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  5. This is so, so, so gorgeous! I am so in love with it! Ahhh it's so pretty! <3

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  6. stunning.  Love. It.

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  7. This combo is gorg!!!

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  8. Really lovely!

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  9. As soon as I think I'm over gradients, I see another color combo I love. Gorgeous!

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  10. Thank you :) yes shimmery neons are very pretty!

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  11. Aww thanks you sweet girl ♥.

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  12. Nidia Doherty02 June, 2012 21:58

    I never would have guessed these were neons - I love this combination, very pretty!  Not sure I'd want to be drawing attention to myself if I was naked all day, though, but that's just me! lol

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  13. LOVE THIS. That's it. I'm stealing your nails. ♥

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  14. Haha yeah you could look at it like that too - but now they were looking at my nails and not any other body part ;)! Thanks for the compliment.

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  15. Nooooo not my nails. Or will you give me yours then? I'm fine with that!

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  16. Your nails look perfect!!! I love the colors!

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  17. Karen L. Johnston Eltz06 June, 2012 01:06

    Love this... now come & do mine for me! LOL :D

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  18. I love gradients this one is gorgeous <3 Love the Efteling too can't wait to go there this summer.

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  19. Thanks Karen, and probably when I do someone elses nails it'll look terrible ;)!

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  20. Thanks Diana! And yay for Efteling!

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  21. I'm becoming more and more addicted to gradients..I love them! 

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  22. And they are so easy to do!

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  23. Gina Cutarelli07 June, 2012 01:50

    gorgeous! wow such a perfect gradient I love it! 

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  24. fyeahilovenails09 June, 2012 22:15

    2 kleurtjes die ik ook heb! So need to try this one because they look nice together :)

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  25. If you can you must! It will give a mesmerizing effect ♥.

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