Saturday, November 2, 2013

Blue Gradient with Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan

Hello all!  I'm very excited to show this mani to all of you - it's a subtle blue gradient topped with Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan, a black and white glitter polish with a twist.

I started off with one coat of Sinful Colors Endless Blue, a gorgeous bright blue (see my swatches here) then used Endless Blue along with OPI Eurso Euro to make a gradient.  I used a makeup sponge and the Nailasaurus's swirly method.

I was very tempted to leave the gradient and top coat then, but I soldiered on and layered with Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan, a glitter mix of black and white hexes, white bars and pale blue circles.  Haba Xueshan was easy to apply.  I dabbed the polish around on the nail and had to do a bit of fishing for the bars and the circles, but they were easy to manoeuvre onto the nail once I got them.

I finished off with one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast - I could have gone for a glitter tamer to make the finish completely smooth, but I was happy as it was.  I love the finished product.  The gradient is very smooth and subtle, looking as if I dipped my nails into dark blue ink, and the glitter is a great touch!  I had a lot of comments from people who thought I'd dotted every single glitter piece on myself!

Base & top coat:
Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - Cult Nails Wicked Fast
Polish used:
Sinful Colors Endless Blue - one coat
OPI Eurso Euro - sponged
Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan - one coat

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