Gradient, shimmer gradient, glitter gradient... I know you have seen all of those and some more quite often here lately, and well, today I have yet another to share with you guys. I just can't get over the fact that gradients are really easy to do and also quite nice way to decorate your nails. Hope you aren't totally bored with all my gradient yet, because I have a feeling that you will see these here in the future too. At least I try to vary the style and colors and such...
I needed something easy and quick on my nails the other week, so I finally decided to give a try to OPI's Amazon...Amazoff. I have had this a while now (I bought it with a gift card that I got from Mimax), but in bottle it really didn't look my kind of color, so I have always found something else to try instead of this. However, I have read that the quality of this polish is really great, so I thought it would be a safe choice for quick manicure.
When I first started applying Amazon I was certain that this really isn't a color for me, it just looked wrong on my nails. Then as I continued with the applying I noticed that it really had quite awesome quality as it basically applied itself and I only needed two easy peasy thin coats. That really made me like the polish a whole lot more, but then when I had painted all my nails with it, once again it didn't look like my type of color. So of course then I had to decorate it.
I did a shimmer gradient on top of Amazon with El Corazón Magic Sparkling Sea Is (423/573). It has a gorgeous green jelly base with tons of golden shimmer, I really need to try it on my nails alone! By the way, if you are wondering where you can find these El Corazón polishes, I have bought this beautiful green one and several others from Hypnotic Polish.
Then I also added some white decals (also gotten from Mimax) on top of the gradient. This wasn't probably the best idea, since the white didn't look quite right there, so I decided to sponge over just a bit more of that El Corazón polish. With the green jelly base those decals transformed from white to light green and I'd say they suited this manicure better that way.
I also wanted to share couple of pictures of that gradient look without those decals, since I thought it looked quite nice too!
KBShimmer Basic Training
OPI Amazon...Amazoff 2 coats
El Corazón Magic Sparkling Sea Is
Glisten&Glow HK Girl Top Coat
In the end I quite enjoyed this manicure eventhough I still felt like OPI's Amazon...Amazoff doesn't really suit me. I sometimes struggle with green(ish) polishes, so I think that's mainly the reason I didn't enjoy this on my nails as much as I would have liked. It's a gorgeous color anyhow and if it's right up your alley colorwise, you really need to get this one, since it truly has quite amazing formula and quality, and moreover it didn't stain at all!
Disclosure: I have gotten the water decals for review. I have also bought OPI Amazon...Amazoff with a sponsored gift card. All the links here in this post are just for your assistance, I don't gain anything if you use them. For more information view my disclosure policy.