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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Gradient and Water Marble!

I meant to do this for my pre-4th of July mani, but I liked it so much, I am posting it for today!  HAPPY 4th of July everyone!  Not only do I get today off, but I had a half day yesterday too!  Woohoo!  My friends and I have decided to all do 4th of July mani's today.  You can see links to their pets below...I may not have mentioned this, but I like to do different designs/colors on each hand.   I get bored easily and so to conquer that boredom, I switch it up!  On my left hand I tried a gradient with Orly's Grave Mistake, SH White Out, and Cult Nails Time Traveler.  I did a horizontal design on my pinkie and ring fingers, and I did a vertical design on my middle and index fingers.
Remember how I said I get bored? Well, day 2 of this mani, I decided to stamp what I thought might pass for fireworks onto my ring finger!  My husband, who now ignores my nails unless it is something REALLY eye-catching, grabbed my hand and said, "Did you airbrush that?!" He couldn't stop looking at it!
 My right hand got a water marble with the same colors used for the gradient.  It is so funny how Time Traveler really lightens up in a water marble. It is supposed to be a deep navy!  As you can see, my water marbles aren't perfect, but I deal with it! They are so fun, and I love how they look!
On day 2, I added dots to my mani to give it more interest. I think it looks a little too busy, but my husband seemed to like this one too. He couldn't figure out which hand to look at!
Take a peak at my friends 4th of July mani's!

13 comments:

Marnie said...

Yours is awesome Michelle!! Now I wish I had been more creative but I didn't have a lot of time this round.

Jen said...

This looks great Michelle! I love that your hands have different designs!

Pointless Cafe said...

Love all of it! ♥

The Silverinator said...

Gorgeous! Happy 4th of July!

JinJit said...

So beautiful!!!
I LOVE both manis so much!!!
Happy 4th of July!

Kelly Ruiz said...

Very nice! You are always so creative!

Connie said...

You did a fantastic job! Very patriotic!

Kim said...

I love all these looks! Amazing!

Jodi said...

I love this.. your marble is amazing!!

Sandra said...

So nice!

voir-la-beaute said...

Michelle! Get out of here with that gradient and the water marble! GOREGEOUS! <3

Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous said...

I love everything about this post!

The Crumpet said...

absolutely brilliant - i especially love the gradient xx