I wanted to do something subtle because I have an interview tomorrow, so I attempted a black with pearly nude. As you can tell by the title of this post, that attempt was not successful! First of all, I didn't like the pearly nude I used and second I don't have a makeup sponge, I used a craft sponge that is way to porous and leaves way too many marks. I've done this sucessfully with the same craft sponge once, on my Caribbean Calypso mani. This time I did not have the same results. SO, I decided to use BM (bundlemonster) plate 301. This took a little fiddling....but not as much as using the craft sponge. I haven't mastered stamping yet, so there were gaps in this that I had to fill in. I used the polish brush to add color on the tip of my nail and then used a stiff bristled paint brush to make sure the texture matched. I wish I could have used something brighter, but next time for sure, I'm just glad Becca didn't assign something that would really distract in my interview!!!
Don't forget to check out Nail Narcotics Sunday homework - Gradient Beginner!!
Base Coat: Orly Bonder
Main Color: China Glaze - Man Hunt
Gradient: Essie - Licorice
Top Coat: Seche Vite