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!
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.