NOTD | Maybelline Apple Candy & ArtDeco Ombre

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Hi lovelies!

It has been a while I did a NOTD post. As I was sitting thinking what nail polishes or nail art I should come up with for this post I also thought how about if I should re-use my old nail polishes rather than new ones. After all we don’t throw away a nail polish after using it just once. I also wanted to challenge myself to see what I can create from what I already have. Hypothesis of my Project Duex is that it's going to be awesome!

So today I used two of my most favorite nail polishes, reviews of which I have already posted in the past. The first one is Maybelline ColoRama in Apple Candy and the second is ArtDeco's 11.292 which is a beautiful gold glitter nail polish. Here is how I created this. I started with clean nails and applied 3 coats of Apple Candy. I wanted the color to be really rich and deep. Once completely dry I took a small piece of sponge and dabbed very gently my next nail polish which is ArtDeco's 11.292 gold shimmer. This time I worked from the tip of the nail and backwards. With very gentle patting I tried to create a gradient. I repeated this multiple times until I was convinced that I had achieved the look I wanted to create. Voila!

NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292

NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292
NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292







 
If you plan to create a similar look for your nails here are my tips.
 
Once you apply your base nail polish give it plenty of time to settle down and dry completely. I went ahead to harvest my crops, collect pies, cheese, butter, sugar, wool and attend my sheep and cows at Hay-Day, my latest addiction! Ha-ha! If you do not, patting on another nail polish when the base is still tacky will create a mess and look untidy.

When applying your top nail polish to the sponge put as little as you can and work with that. If you feel all of it has been used put a little more. That would help you achieve a neat look.

Draw a horizontal imaginary line on your nail and try not to go too far ahead of this line. You want both shades to look balanced.

NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292

NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292
NOTD: Gradient with Maybelline Apple Candy and ArtDeco's 11.292




I think this looks stunning! And I saw so many people notice what I had done on my nails. I'm really proud and already thinking what else can I achieve with these two nail polishes - Project Duex.

Would you give it a try?

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21 comments:

  1. Ooo this is lovely! I'm so not into nail art but I could actually do this! :)

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  2. Oooh such pretty nails, I love the ombre effect xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  3. Your nail art looks gorgeous!! I definitely need to tryt this xx
    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Looks beautiful! I've never attempted something like this.
    So happy I found your blog, now following you.

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/
    New huge Sephora haul ♥

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll check out your blog too.

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  5. They look amazing! Anything sparkly is always a winner in my book :)

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  6. Apple candy looks like THE perfect red colour! x

    Albertine

    dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Indeed its the perfect red I ever came across.

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  7. That design is so cute. People post such complicated ones that there's no way I could do but this is do-able! Love it!

    Coffee Kisses, xo
    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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    1. I agree. I created this one on my own. Its simple, cute & requires less effort. xx

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  8. This looks amazing!! I really want to try it!!

    Great post and a really nice blog!!

    Katrina X

    http://history-neverrepeats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Your nails look wonderful! I like nail art that I can actually do .. and your design looks do-able ;-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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