So all a corner gradient is is this. Just paint the polish on the make-up sponge in a ripple-effect type arrangement, with a yellow corner as the nucleus, then green outside that quarter-circle, aqua, you get the point. Maybe, I dunno, that probably isn't clear at all.
These pics do not have topcoat by the way, which is why the neon looks a little dull and not so blendy-blendy. I had gone a night with no topcoat letting this mani dry cause it was before I owned a good quickdry topcoat. I was so uninformed.
Also, I didn't know what the aperture setting on my DSL-R did back in May. Face palm for days.
|Love this colour! And all the neon yellow-lime greens, ever.
Just for fun here's two different lighting settings:
Obviously using the flash even indoors washes out the colour too much, i.e., too much white balance. Since the time I took these pics I acquired a new set up with 5200k CFL daylight simulator bulbs, and so far I find that they actually yield the best photographs of neons out of the three options available to me (flash indoors, indirect sunlight/shade indoors, or CFL bulbs indoors). I don't really ever have the direct sun available to me, that's too much of a luxury.
- China Glaze 'Yellow polka dot bikini' (neon yellow creme)
- Spa Ritual 'Firefly' (lime green neon jelly)
- China Glaze 'In the limelight (neon)' (green creme with shimmer)
- Maybelline 'Urban utopia' (aqua creme)