Friday, April 13, 2012

Illamasqua Jo'mina leopard gradient


I'm not usually big on animal print, but my favorite Konad plate (m57) contains a GREAT Leopard print stamp which always works and I wanted to try a Leopard print gradient, but with better colors this time. My last attempt was all over the place and I picked terrible colours to gradient.
Learning from my mistakes, I faded 2 cool toned colors (in this case Illamasqua Jo'Mina and OPI Pink Friday) which creates a nicer gradient, since the colors don't blow each other out. 
Pink Friday is a very cool light pink and it fades perfectly from a bright lilac like Jo'Mina.
The leopard print looks a LOT better over this and I really loved the way it came out. I was even considering redoing the same mani but with all fingers jazzed up instead of just accents. Expect to see more Leopard print in the future, now that I've finally found my favorite Konad plate M57.

What do you think about animal print on nails? Cute or kitsch?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that was really cool! I like that you didn't print on more than one nail.

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  2. I love it!! Are really nice! Dear, how do you do the gradient??? I tried but I failed T.T

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    1. I'm glad! Gradient is done using the sponge method:
      http://www.nailzilla.com/2012/02/sponge-gradient-tutorial.html

      except it came out better than in the tutorial :P

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  3. WOW you totally hit it out of the park w/this mani! it looks fantastic!! i know i always tell you, but you seriously have a really good eye for color combos :D

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    1. Thank you so much! *blush* I guess I'm an artist for a reason hehe

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  4. I LOVE it! :D so far, I've only worn animal prints ONCE on my nails (zebra), but I'm so inspired to try a similar look. Stamping looks FAB over a gradient :)

    Have you tried the 'new' method for gradient nails that's been popping around on MUA's NB? Instead of doing one color at a time, your directly paint the sponge with all the colors you want in your gradient and use the sponge as a sort of rubberstamp. The gradient is very soft and blends amazing.

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    1. I agree with you on stamping looking awesome over gradient! I like gradients with a crackle, too. I saw that method being used once, I might give it a ago, but I'm a bit apprehensive. Thanks for reminding me though, I need to give new things a try :D

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  5. I love Jo'mina! it looks so pretty and nice gradient/stamping!!

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  6. Oh this gradient looks awesome. I don't think I've every tried pink/purple but I'm not a big pink polish girl... come to think of it I don't think I own any at all. But I do like this and would try it!

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