Monday, 13 October 2014

Triangle reciprocal gradient and a new nail polish shop

A reciprocal gradient?! How boring! Nah, just kidding, it's not that boring, but I've used just two nail polishes in this mani as opposed to the 12 polishes used in my last quadruple scaled gradient. Sometimes we should just appreciate the beauty of a couple nail polishes instead of going all out in polish porn as I am occasionally guilty of (sorry, not sorry?).

Today I've got a new take on the reciprocal gradient look but instead of using striping tape I've used triangle directional arrow nail shields from Love, Angeline to serve as a nail vinyl/stencil. Featured are two new polishes I've added to my collection thanks to the ladies over at Live Love Polish, which is a new online-based nail polish store which ships internationally from the U.S. (and quickly, too!). They carry some of the core basics every nail polish addict needs, such as holographic Color Club's or China Glaze creme galore, as well as some up-and-coming nail polish brands like UNT or Tenoverten.


For this mani I've used Color Club's 'Over the Moon' which is a blue holo from their halographic hues collection, along with China Glaze's 'Lotus Begin', a lilac-pink creme from their City Flourish collection. Live Love Polish gets their products directly from the manufacturing company so you won't have to worry about counterfeit products when you open your nail mail!

Evidently both polishes were great to work with, Color Club's holos are always fantastic, and China Glaze cremes are always right on-point colour-wise.

Color Club - Over the Moon

China Glaze 'Lotus Begin' and Color Club 'Over the Moon'

Directional arrow nail shields from Love, Angeline


Please check out my Gradient Guide for tips and tricks on gradients, sponges, nail vinyls, and quick dry top coats that are all applicable to this mani :)

Polishes used:
- White acrylic paint

*Nail polish used in this post was provided by Live Love Polish for my impartial review.

1 comment:

  1. Love it ! You're so talented :)
    So glad to finally follow a canadian nail art blog ! :)