End of the summer gradient floral nail art

Monday, September 1, 2014


It's Labor Day - a day that signifies the end of the summer. Well, I am choosing to ignore that little implication and celebrate the last days of summer. And if you know my nail art preferences, you know that means... floral.

I wanted a deep gradient. I saw a floral mani Robin Moses created and knew I wanted one similar. So I grabbed some Elevation Polishes and set to work. 

Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
I started off with a base coat of Purple Queen Anthias. It is a gorgeous rich shimmery pink. It is a prototype, but any shimmery deep pink will work for this. Then I added a gradient of Ubsunur, which is a deep shimmer purple leaning blue, on the top part of the nail. I finished the gradient by applying Tre Clime di Lavaredo, which is a stunning golden holo, on the tips. 

After that was dry, I used acrylic paints to add the flowers. I love using acrylic paint for nail art. It is oh-so-forgiving. There is no rhyme or reason to the flowers - I just wanted varying shades of pink. To finish it off, I a coat of HK Girl to seal the design and add gloss to the flowers.

Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
So the warm summer days may be soon coming to an end, but that doesn't mean I am going to embrace the colder days ahead. I live in Wyoming and the winters can be long. Which makes me want to cling to the last lovely bit of summer.

These polishes were purchased by me or were a gift. All opinions are my own.

Paint Box Polish - Ovarian Cancer Awareness polish - Abigail Leigh

Sunday, August 31, 2014



September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and the color is teal. Paint Box Polish has created a stunning polish to increase awareness and support funding for research. Paint Box Polish will be donating $3 from each bottle of this shimmery teal with iridescent glitter to UnTEAL There Is A Cure. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for ovarian cancer research.

Pam has a personal history with this devastating disease. Last summer her sister-in-law, Abbie, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I'm ecstatic to say that she is now cancer free!

Let's just jump to the photos of this phenomenal polish.

Abigail Leigh is a shimmery teal shade with loads of iridescent glitter that adds depth and dimension. This is two coats with a top coat. It definitely needs a top coat to smooth it out. But I always wear a top coat, so that isn't an issue for me. This shade of teal is sensational.

Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh
Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh

Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh
Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh

Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh
Paint Box Polish - Abigail Leigh
This stunning polish is available at the Paint Box Polish Big Cartel Store for $9. And remember that $3 from each bottle sold will be donated to UnTEAL There Is A Cure. 

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This polish was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

 

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