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Summer’s End Mani

The end of Summer is upon us! I wanted to do a transitional mani to represent this changing of the seasons. The main colors are harmonizing greens with a neon edge. The accent nails are two of my favorite fall shades, deep dusty turquoise and a deep purple with jewel sparkles.

Summer's End Gradient Manicure

 

 

 

Main Nails
Base – Cult Nails Get it On Base Coat
Main color – Illamasqua Radium (2 coats)
A coat of Out the Door Top Coat
Mid Shade – Zoya Charla
Tip Shade – Cult Nails Living Water

I painted a sponge with Illamasqua Radium, Zoya Charla and Cult Nails Living Water and dabbed on about 2 layers.
Top Coat – Out the Door (2 coats)

 

Accent Nails
Base – Cult Nails Get it On Base Coat
Main color – Cult Nails Let Me Fly
A coat of Out the Door Top Coat
Mid Shade – Finger Paints Plum Startled
Tip Shade – Pahlish Train Underwater

I painted a sponge with Cult Nails Let Me Fly, Finger Paints Plum Startled and Pahlish Train Underwater and dabbed on about 2 layers.
Top Coat – Out the Door (2 coats)

I really think these shades were perfect to show the transition from Summer to Fall.

A note about DSLR cameras… they show you imperfections and flaws that you wouldn’t see if you just walked up to a person and looked at what they’re wearing. Many a time I’ve had what I considered flaws in my nails and eyeshadows that MUAs said they didn’t see face to face. It’s something I often forget whenever I’m resizing and editing photos.

What do you think of these gradients? Would you wear either of them?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    Phyrra is an award-winning cruelty-free beauty blogger. She is hair obsessed, into alternative fashion, an avid urban fantasy reader, and a standard poodle fan.
    • http://olgiepolgie.blogspot.com Olgie

      Wow! I can’t believe the effort and patience you would have needed to do this mani. It’s amazing!

    • Kristy Babcock

      I love the green gradient, I meant to do the sponge trick yesterday but still haven’t done it. I have got to try this. It looks so cool.

    • Gina

      I did a sponge gradient mani once a month or so ago and it looked good except for the little sponge bits that stuck to my nails. I used a regular drugstore makeup sponge, what kind do you use Phyrra?

    • http://itsjustdi.com Di

      I love the gradient effect!

    • http://vulcanbutterfly.blogspot.com Vulcan_Butterfly

      The yellow and green gradient is my favourite, it really stands out!

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