sabato 17 luglio 2010

NOTD: Gradation manicure with Kiko 255-237-277

AllLacqueredUp posted recently a wonderful gradation mani that made me crazy, I had to do something similar, or at least try...
As I was wearing Kiko 255 I used it as a base and layered Kiko 237 (orangey red) and Kiko 277 (a raspberry glitter):
AllLacqueredUp ha postato di recente una bellissima manicure "a gradazione", dal momento in cui l'ho vista ho pensato che dovevo provarci assolutamente anch'io.
Avendo addosso il Kiko 255 ho provato a fare un esperimento con questi due: Kiko 237, un arancio-rosso glitteroso e Kiko 277, un lampone multiglitter
Here are the results, beautiful IRL and difficult to picture; I am not really satisfied because they both missed a "good" gradation effect, but this kind of mani is really charming, more experiments will follow.  
Ed ecco i risultati (sono belli da vedere, difficili da fotografare) che però non mi soddisfano del tutto, devo sperimentare ancora.
Left hand Kiko 237 - gradation came out too "weak" maybe because Kiko 255 was too dark/glittery. It's a nice effect, anyway.
Mano sinistra layering con Kiko 237 - l'effetto è molto sottile, forse perché l'arancio si perde un po' sul viola super glitteroso del Kiko 255
Right hand (my middle finger nail had to be filed!) Kiko 277 - the polish is too pigmented (that is ok for standard application) so after second layer all nail just became "raspberry", without gradation effect.
Mano destra (l'unghia del medio deve essere limata "dritta" ;-) scusate ma la sto facendo crescere) Kiko 277 - lo smalto è troppo pigmentato (il che è un bene applicandolo da solo) e colora molto quindi dopo il secondo strato non si nota più la gradazione.

12 commenti:

  1. What a beautiful gradient. Do you use a sponge to get the gradient to happen? Just curious cuz I was planning on doing some sponge work soon and wanted to gradient it.

    RispondiElimina
  2. cool!! definitely want to try gradient again~ :D

    RispondiElimina
  3. @Lacquer Ware: no, I just started painting with "gradient" color a little bit below nail line (as for a ruffian), the second layer begun almost at the middle of the nail and so on (I did 4 gradient layers)...I think that all that glitter made it look less "defined" :-)
    @Twister: thank you!!
    @xnosugaraddedx: it's a charming mani, I want to try some more too!

    RispondiElimina
  4. Complimenti, ti copierò sicuramente!
    Ah, piacere, sono Federica, e sono molto contenta di aver trovato una maniaca di smalti come me!

    RispondiElimina
  5. @Federica: grazie! Bello trovare altre smaltodipendenti italiane ;-)

    RispondiElimina
  6. this looks beautiful! Ever since I saw it on AllLacqueredUp I wanted to try it too, but didn't find the right colours yet. Now that I see how beautiful it turned out for you, I will reconsider (:

    RispondiElimina
  7. @headtofoot: thank you!! Maybe it would have been better with sheerer polishes, these are so glittery that the effect is really different from ALU one (but I love it all the same)!

    RispondiElimina

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