Hello lovelies!

Random Sunday post! Weird, right? I have a few posts that I’m behind on, so I’m going to try and play catch up today.

So, let’s get to the nails!

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Here’s what I used:

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These nails are basically a disaster….so yeah, it’s great haha. This week everyone taking part in the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge is sharing their red manicures. My personal prompt was a reciprocal gradient…..which I’ve never done before….I can’t even nail down a normal gradient D:

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  1. Paint two layer of Love Is In My Cards (previously reviewed here.)
  2. Apply liquid latex around your nails.
  3. Sponge on your gradient using Love Is In My Cards and Let Your Love Shine (previously reviewed here.)
  4. Peel off the latex / clean up.
  5. Add a layer of Glossy Glam.
  6. Once your nails are dry, apply more latex around your nails and also paint wavy lines on your nails.
  7. Sponge on your gradient again, but flip the colors this time.
  8. Peel off the latex / clean up.
  9. Add another layer of Glossy Glam.

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This nail art was seriously so subtle in real life that I knew these were going to be impossible to photograph, and unfortunately I was correct. These were pretty in real life, but gradients aren’t really my thing so I probably wouldn’t attempt this again. I will say that I’m stoked that I was able to do gradients with red polishes and not have stained cuticles! Yay for liquid latex! Are you guys a fan of reciprocal gradients?

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