Friday, August 3, 2012

First Attempt: Sponging!

Hey y'all!  So I know I said I would blog while I was away but I didn't really hold up that end of my deal!  Haha.  I'm still out of town but have a little break to show you one of my lastest FAVORITE manicures!  After finally buying the right kind of sponges for 'sponging', I was able to get the correct result.  I basically just sponged over my base of Essie's Boxer Shorts.  I didn't exactly want the colors to blend smoothly into each other, but I still wanted colors in sort of the same family.  I went with purple/blue/green.  The colors I used were Zoya's Wednesday, OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape, and OPI's Need Sunglasses.  As you will be able to tell in the pictures, or rather, you won't be able to tell in the pictures, Gargantuan Green Grape blended too much into Wednesday.  And also, Need Sunglasses turned green on top of Wednesday.  Which turned out better than I thought it would! 

These are the supplies I used.  I used a CD for dropping the polish on, and a sponge from the end of one of those wooden painting sponge brush thingies.  Haha.  Sorry for that sucky description!

Without flash

Under lamp, no flash

No flash

Under fluorescent lighting

Thumb!  Fluorescent lighting.

Close up-fluorescent lighting.

In the last three pictures, you may be able to tell that my thumb & ring finger look a bit more sparkly than my other fingers.  That's because I sponged over the whole nail with Milani's blue holo polish named Cyberspace.  I actually really liked it!  I think it added more depth. 

Let me know what you guys think!  Have you tryed sponging yet?  What's your favorite color combo? 


P.S.-I had my FIRST ULTA EXPERIENCE!!!! There isn't one near where I live so I was thrilled to get to go!  I almost had a heart attack.  But you'll be pleased to know that when I get home I'll have an ULTA haul post!  Yaaay!!

1 comment:

  1. It turned out so great! I want to try sponging, it looks like fun!
    Yay for Ulta!!!!! I can't wait to see your haul post! :)


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