Tag Archives: gradation nails

Color Challenge- Pantone 3278

What color is today? It’s a mid-tone green that reminds me a bit of Girl Scout uniforms, but leaning a bit more teal than those. Speaking of Girl Scouts, their Thin Mints have changed formulas. Though they became vegan (yay!), … Continue reading

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Star of the Sea Gradation

Well, I did some further experimenting with the Helena and Demetrius pigment from yesterday’s post.  I poured the pigment into a little plastic bag and crushed it with a spoon. I did get a finer pigment with less lumps, but … Continue reading

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Rainbow Gradation

I decided to try and make a rainbow gradation out of my red gradation. It’s still not perfect, but I think I’m improving! These photos were taken indoors at night, but it’s much prettier in natural light. Above: With flash. … Continue reading

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Gradation Tutorial

I’ve been wanting to do this tutorial for a long time, but schedules and rainy weather were conspiring to make a mess of it. Unfortunately, tonight was not great either, but it’s the rainy season in Japan until about July. … Continue reading

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Carmen Miranda

Here’s a little gradation to whet your appetite for the gradation tutorial I’m going to do soon. It’s a red to  jelly orange gradation. Please excuse the stains and paint on my hands. Gradations are lots of fun when they … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Manicure

I found tiny little clay (Fimo or Sculpey, I think) fruits in the store and thought they would be really cute for a manicure. In Japan, sticking 3-D plastic food to your nails is considered chic. I passed on the … Continue reading

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