I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I took tomorrow off work and I'm going on a 3 day trip to a place I can't pronounce... Ucluelet on Vancouver Island with a few friends from high school :) I've never been before but it seems like it will be relaxing and we got a good Groupon deal. Anyone have any fun plans this weekend? Today I have a swatch and some nail art that I wasn't able to photograph very well unfortunately :(
Layla No. 18 is a shimmery dark sapphire blue. It was a bit sheer to show the shimmer. Shown is 2 coats. I didn't have any issues with application.
I wanted to try a water spotted mani over gradient since I haven't done one in a while. Unfortunately the blue was darker than I was expecting so it's a bit hard to see the water spotted pattern. My camera also refused to capture the gradient and it kept showing up as just blue which was annoying. The purple is China Glaze Coconut Kiss. I used a makeup sponge to do the gradient.
I used Sally Hansen Black Heart and Fructis hair spray for the water spotting but you can try hand sanitizer spray or perfume too... Lots of different sprays with alcohol in them will work :)
Sorry for the blurry pic... it's the only one where I managed to capture the gradient!
Anyone have any tips for photographing gradients when your camera refuses to "see" the two colors? What do you think of this mani?