Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunset Gradient

I actually started out this mani with the intention of adding a Chicago skyline, paying homage to my hometown. I did add the skyline after I took these photos, but was so disappointed with the results that I just couldn't post them. The only building that turned out decently was the Sears (Willis) Tower, but my Tribune Tower and Trump Tower were unrecognizable. 

Anyway, I thought the sunset gradient looked nice by itself, so I decided to post anyway.

I started out by sponging two coats of OPI A Roll in the Hague on the tips of my nails. I worked my way up with Essie Big Spender and then OPI Dating a Royal. Since the colors weren't as vibrant as I was going for, I waited for the first layer to dry and then worked my way back down, adding another coat of each starting from the cuticles down in order to better blend it.

The colors are so vibrant and bright and I love the way they look together—with or without the skyline!


  1. so fierce and vibrant! i really do adore your blog!

    1. Aww thank you! Haha fierce is one of the best compliments you can give me :)