So today, I have some new to me nail art instead.
First I want to show you my first successful-ish gradient. I had tried gradients twice before and ended up scrapping it due to the big globs of sponge left behind on my nail. Those first couple of tries I had been painting the polish straight onto a dry make-up sponge. After some research, I ended up cutting off a sliver of the make-up sponge so that it was so smooth, dampening the sponge ever so slightly and mixing the polish on a piece of baking paper and then dabbing the sponge into the polish. SUCCESS!!
Now, I know my gradient isn't as smooth and seamless as it could be, but I am working on it and I can only get better with practice, right?!
I used Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Barely Bluebell and Purple Posy and of course I put a layer of CG Fairy Dust on top. I was pretty chuffed with these!!
A couple of weeks later, I tried it again. This time using ulta3 polishes. This time the gradient was much more subtle as the ulta3 polishes I used were quite watery. I still liked it though.
Another new nail art trend I attempted was leopard print. Again, far from perfect - the black polish got a bit stringy - but I am confident to give it another whirl with a different colour palette.
All the polishes I used (except the black) are from the CG On Safari Collection.
So now that I've broken my gradient and leopard cherries, I look forward to using these more in the future.