It’s finally weekend. I have no plans but I am happy it is weekend. How is your weekend looking? Are you recovering from the week or do you have some fun plans?
I can’t believe it is already the end of January. Didn’t we just celebrate new year? Here it is anyway and that means it is time for another Friday Triad with Juanita and Joyce . So once a month we will make turns choosing someones nail art to use as inspiration for this post. You can look forward to these posts on the last friday of each month. This month it was my turn to choose again (we mixed up the rotation a bit so we don’t have the same months every year). I wanted to start the year off with something that’s been on my inspo list for ages and is easy enough to ease into. I chose this beautiful design by @nailsbyjema. I’ve been a long time follower of hers and as of now I am also on baby watch. Hoping her little princess makes her appearance really soon. Let me show you my interpretation,
I started with 1 coats of Essence – Play with my mint on my pinky and index and 1 coat of whitening base coat on my middle and ring finger. I then added 1 coat of the self made sheer black polish to my ring and middle finger and let that dry while I did the gradient. I did a sponged gradient on my index and pinky using Essence – Play with my mint, Essence – Pretty cool life and Essence – Olive you. I topcoated that and then stamped on my middle and ring finger using Lina – License to be sexy 01 and Mundo de Unas – Black. I went over everything with a matte topcoat and voila!
I did initially have 2 coats of the sheer black on my middle and ring finger but I felt it was a bit too dark compared to the original. I was worried about my stained nails showing too much but I really do prefer the lighter version. I also inverted the gradient and made mine with the darker shade at the tips. I was really drawn to the pink gradient she had but I did want to change it up a bit. What do you think? Does it work? How do you feel about the green gradient? Do you think I should’ve made the sheer black darker? Don’t forget to pop over to Juanita and Joyce to see how they nail this!
Thanks for reading,