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.