Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents: Gradients. Featuring the Blue-Eyed Girl + Model City Polish Destination Duo
Blue-Eyed Girl makes some amazing duos. My first introduction to the brand was actually a Destination Duo with Emerald & Ash, so it is pretty awesome that I was able to swatch this one as well. This duo is definitely unusual in my collection, and I figured that it would be cool to try a different sort of gradient! Let's check out the swatches first, then some art!
(promotional samples ahead)
Time and a River
This is a dusty sage green filled with coppery gold flakes and subtle pink and purple iridescence. It reminds me of ice plant, which grows everywhere around here. This formula is slightly jelly-ish, which is amazing for showing off the shimmer. I used three thin coats plus Seche Vite for the pictures below.
This is a sandy yellow neutral cream filled with shimmering flakes. It looks a lot like a sand dune to me. I know this duo was inspired by the Grand Canyon...but this is all beach to me. It is funny how experiences color perception. I used two normal coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures.
This duo is still available on the Blue-Eyed Girl shop for $20. It includes some coordinating nail studs too, for those of you who aren't texturally challenged.
And now, the gradient! I tried to do this a little different, because the glitters in these two shades wanted to be up in front regardless of what I did. So I tried brushing it on and using a light hand. It isn't the worst thing I've done. I actually really enjoy how unusual this is, so it was a happy accident!
Check out these other (better) gradient manicures!
Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing :DReplyDelete
Oh these are gorgeous! They rely look great together too!ReplyDelete
That gradient is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I am in love with Time and a River! Your gradient is gorgeous, I actually really like that it isn't "perfect".ReplyDelete
This is such an awesome gradient!!!ReplyDelete
Love them together!ReplyDelete
You do the best gradients!ReplyDelete
wow, so gorgeous!! The colors really work well together!ReplyDelete
OOOOOH that vertical gradient <3.ReplyDelete
Love vertical gradients! You did an amazing job!ReplyDelete
The light brushing gives it a really cool effect! And I like these colors together, they don't fight each other, but rather hold hands.ReplyDelete
Oh, both polishes are gorgeous!! They look lovely together in your nail art too!ReplyDelete
I really like these colors together!ReplyDelete