These nails were a happy surprise. I set off to make a "how to do gradient nails" tutorial on YouTube, but they turned into something more as I added palm trees and birds! Not my best work, but considering how spur-of-the-moment they were I'm satisfied :).
I used five polishes from Maybelline New York's Color Show collection for this design. I'm finding them really good to work with! From left to right, they are:
I love how many pastel cremes are in this collection - my fav!
I cannot say Onyx. Or Chiffon. I'm terrible. When I was a little girl I read ALL the time, and I think it kind of hindered my ability to talk, haha.
I should point out that some people may call these ombre nails. The difference between the two terms are kind of confusing - but from what I understand, ombre is when the colour(s) change to another in the same colour group, while gradients simply when two + colours are merged together like in this design. Correct me if I'm wrong though!
Hope you like this design and my tutorial for it!
On a side note, normally I'd be at work today but I was up at 3am this morning vomiting :(. I think I got it from one of the kids at work. Yaaay. I feel much better now though, but my tummy's still sore and I've got a headache. Plus I'd be contagious. Kind of gutted though, I haven't been there long enough to get sick pay yet so no $$$ for me! And it's just been the weekend and I kind of miss everyone - how weird is that? They were so nice when I rang in sick, I don't think I've ever had someone genuinely tell me that they hope I'm feeling better soon in that situation. Normally it's just short answers and an undertone of "why can't you suck it up?" I love my new job :).