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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Canadian Day-Gradient and Love, Lace, Lilacs.

Happy Canadian Day!  Eh!  A group of friends and I have decided to collaborate once a month on our mani's.  This month we are so lucky because we are doing two!  On the 4th of July we will also be celebrating with patriotic manicures!  For Canadian Day, I did two manicures.  The first one is a gradient with Sally Hansen White Out and Orly Grave Mistake.  Grave Mistake is a blood red and goes on quite easily in one coat!  I am so glad my friend Sheila from Pointless Cafe showed me swatches of this! (You can click on her blog post below!)
 I followed the instructions given by The Nailasaurus in her picture tutorial which you can find HERE. The first time I did it, I failed completely, and maybe one day I will post those fails for you to see.  For my third time around, I would say it came out fairly well!
 Here is a close-up!
 Would you believe I am part French Canadian?  Yup.  I am 3/8 Filipino, 3/8 French-Canadian, 1/8 Unuit (Eskimo), and 1/8 of a bunch of European nations!  I recently found out while researching my lineage on Ancestry.com, that my great grand-parents and countless other relatives of mine were born, raised, and buried in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
 This manicure is done with Orly Grave Mistake as well. It is the only true red creme I own, so I had no other choices. (I do have 4 or 5 shimmery red OPI's though!) Haha!  I layered my favorite-and only-white glitter over it-Lynnderella's Love, Lace and Lilacs. Despite the drama over Lynnderella, I still love a few of the polishes I own of hers and will continue to use them, since I have already paid the money for them.  LLL looks so beautiful over any color!  I think this pays great homage to Canadian Day, don't you?
 One last look!
Go check out the talented ladies I am happy to call my partners in nail polish crime!!!

11 comments:

Pointless Cafe said...

That's an AWESOME gradient!!! And I love the LL&L over that red!

Lacey {Lace and Lacquers} said...

your gradient is totally rockin'!!!

Ashley is PolishAddicted said...

So gorgeous, both of them!!

Lisa Heath said...

Love both of these!!

Victoria - manicurator said...

Very pretty!

Jen said...

Amazing gradient Michelle! I love the Orly - it looks great with the gradient and with LL&L!

The Silverinator said...

LOVE the gradient! Happy Canada D'Eh!

JinJit said...

Oh wow!!! Both manis are gorgeous, but your gradient... AMAZING!!!
I just love the way the colors merge together!!!!!
Happy happy Canada day!!!

mozzer0906 said...

That gradient is just gorgeous!

lauriestrode said...

Oh man, I wish I could do a sponge gradient this beautiful!! And you just made me wanna go try my LL&L.

Kim said...

Love both the manis! But I especially love the gradient! Looks fantastic!! :)