This is my favorite color combination from Facebook! This post does not only feature nail art, but also a full blown review! Check it out after the jump!
Jan. 12, 2013
I created the gradient manicure, pictured below, with Nina Ultra
Pro Punki Pink and FingerPaints Santa's Magic. This is the perfect
manicure for a party, a night out on the town, or any other occasion you
can think of! How did I achieve this look? First start off with a base
coat. Then apply 2 thin coats of polish. Once the polish is completely
dry you can start on the gradient. Gradients are easy to achieve and you
can use practically any glitter you chose! First, puddle up some
glitter at the tip of the nail. Then drag down until 75% of the nail is
covered. After that is dry repeat the previous step only covering 25% of
the nail near the tip. Top it off with your favorite top coat and out
the door you go!
Nina Ultra Pro Punki Pink is a gorgeous hot pink. Although it is a
gorgeous color that is perfect for any occasion, it has more cons than
pros. I'll start off this review with the pros. Punki Pink has a great
dry time of about 2 minutes! Also, it is a FABULOUS color. Now, on to
the cons. The brush is a major turn off. It is so gigantic that it makes
it hard to get precise lines. Punki Pink breaks the record for world
shortest manicure (in my book). I had it on for about 4 hours and what
do I see? A HUGE chip on my thumb. I repaired it and low and behold
about an hour later my thumb and 3 other fingers all had major chipping.
Some people love Nina Ultra Pro, but it did not impress me one bit. It
may be that my base coat and top coat did not mesh well with it or it
could certainly be that it is just my body chemistry. I have another
Nina to review, so I will try a different base coat and top coat to see
if it lasts longer. I will probably use this polish during the summer,
so I can have something on my nails to protect at the pool. The chlorine
loves to eat my manis and I usually get upset, but I will be far from
upset if it eats this mani.
The one polish in the manicure that did impress me was
FingerPaints Santa's Magic. It is from the Christmas/winter collection.
It is a beautiful silver foil glitter polish that contains every size
hexagon from extra small to large. It is a wonderful over coat, but
should not be worn on its own due to the fact that it would take many,
many coats to make it opaque. I plan on using this polish again for