Sunday, June 23, 2013

sunsational gradient with - wait for it... LEOPARD

Holy crap, this week flew by and I didn't even notice. I thought it had been maybe three days since my last post... But it's been over a week!! CRAP.
I do have a few posts lined up for the next week though. :)

Today's post is yet another gradient leopard. I die for gradients with leopard prints. You probably already know that.

Turquoise. Gradient. Leopard. China Glaze Sunsational Neons. It doesn't get much better.

I did this manicure with four polishes from the Sunsational collection (plus a black, of course.)
This is not a typical sponging-gradient, you just do this by adding layers of the very transparent jelly polishes to build up the color. Check out my last Sunsational-jelly-gradient here for a bit more detail if you need it.

It started with a base of China Glaze - Too Yacht To Handle, the brightest blue.
I first began the jelly-gradient with China Glaze - Keepin' It Teal, the teal jelly (obvi.)
I deepened the tip of the gradient with some China Glaze - Isle See You Later, the blue jelly.
Then I added dots with the light green, China Glaze - Highlight of My Summer, and used black to finish off the print.

For some reason, my camera didn't want to really pick up the gradient. I think the colors are just too bright! Too Yacht To Handle in particular is like BAM and my camera is like NO.

Here's the gradient before the leopard. Mmm, so beachy and summery.

It matches my new phone case! Haha! (Which I scored for just $2 at Michael's, by the way!)

Hope you guys like these nails! See you tomorrow with some Essie swatches...


  1. My camera hates bright colours too!

    this is a lovely looking gradient though, looks very subtle in these pictures!.

  2. Lovely colours and a grrrrrreat manicure! :D

  3. This mani is so full of win! <3 <3 <3

  4. I die for gradient leopard prints too, this is so cute!!! Love your phone case too!! :)

  5. Oh gosh, these gradients you are doing with the sunsational collection are gorgeous!!! Every time I think I will only pick up a couple of polishes from the collection, your mani's with the collection always make me go out and buy more!

  6. So cute!! I just did a manicure with mint green and cheetah prints too :)

    xo Maddy | spilledpolish
    ps. I'm holding a giveaway on my blog! Come check it out & enter - Chunky Glitter Earring Giveaway :)

  7. ahhh a MINT leopard print? gorgeous!!

  8. I can only imagine how bright this really was! I love your gradients :)