#mommysmanimonday: Matte & Shiny

I was so busy doing my swatching posts that I completely forgot to update with my manicures along the way! The prompt for my #mommysmanimonday group a couple of weeks ago was Matte & Shiny.  I had big plans for this mani. Huge!

But in the end I ran out of time and had to do something simple! I had just gotten Zoya – Margo in the mail, so I decided to pair it with Color Club – Nail-robi in a gradient. I painted on one coat of Margo and allowed it to dry. Then, I used a non-latex makeup sponge and sponged on the gradient. These are both fairly opaque polishes, so this only took two passes per nail. I applied one coat of Seche Vite to blend the colors and aid in drying time.

As a brief aside. I absolutely adore how this gradient turned out. It was smooth and perfect and I actually hated to do anything to it at all – but I was going for the prompt, so I decided, once again, to keep it super simple. I used some lightning bolt nail vinyls and applied them at an angle toward the tip of each nail. Then, I applied my matte top coat on the tip.

Matte & Shiny gradient nails
Matte & Shiny gradient nails

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Zoya – Margo
  • Color Club  Nail-robi
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • NYC – Matte Me Crazy Top Coat

I got a number of comments that these look like mountains – wasn’t my intention, but I can totally see it now! I’ll be doing this gradient again, for sure. The colors just blended together so well – I am actually really glad that my big. big plans for this mani got thrown to the wayside!

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Tiffany ~ PolishandPaws
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Very very nice mani! I love what you did!

acidicice
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Absolutely stunning! I love how it turned out. Must admit I’m curious what the big, big plans were.

Tracey
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Simply stunning 🙂

Blingfinger
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Gorgeous!

Schette
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Georgous !

Polished Hippy
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Wow, this is stunning! What a great idea to do the matte section with a lightning bolt division!

Amanda LovesPolish
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These are lovely! Your gradient is flawless!

Pish
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I love this gradient Jen! Its magnificent!

Naked Without Polish
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This is so sexy! right up my alley and beautifully done. <3

LacquerExpression
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I love it and I do see the mountains! Your gradient is flawless.

Manna
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I love this so much! Doesn’t remind me of mountains, I saw lightning 🙂