Monday, 9 June 2014

Work appropropriate mani Monday: Neutral-hued chevron scaled gradient

I'm on a scaled gradient kick right now (see this post for my first real dive into the concept and for 8 helpful tips to achieve the effect). Today's mani is a work appropriate version by using neutral-hued polishes, but with a little bit of holo action. If you've been following my blog then you already know that my definition of a 'work appropriate mani' is likely more adventurous or colourful than most others definitions. I don't know about you, but scaling my usual colourful and contrasted designs way down to blah just to suit the office hurts my soul. Instead I look for a compromise. Something that isn't crazy and in-your-face, but still has enough nail art and splash of colour (or holo or glitter!) in it to satisfy me and my nail art addiction.


 
VIDEO TUTORIAL AT THE END OF THE POST!
Essentially this mani involves three polishes (two holos, one creme) and two gradients on each nail, hence a 'scaled gradient', seperated by chevron nail vinyls used as a guide.







Cirque 'Mink'

1 MINUTE OR UNDER VIDEO TUTORIAL:



For step by step instructions, please see this post on how to do a three-scaled gradient (same idea, just one less gradient scale and a different nail vinyl used here).

Polishes used:
- Essie 'Sand tropez' (beige creme)
- Cirque 'Cypress' (copper holo)
- Cirque 'Mink' (brown holo)


6 comments:

  1. I never tried scaled gradient's, but seeing your fabulous nails makes me want to try them fast!

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    1. Once you go scaled gradient you will never go back lol!! It's so mind boggling to other people who don't know nails but it's oh so easy! :)

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    2. I am definitely going to try it soon!

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  2. I remembered you mani being featured on Nailpolis! :) Very pretty.

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