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October 21, 2011
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Yay fun with taping AND sponging! ¬†Started with a 2 coat base of Orly Butterflies, a lovely shade of pink but I could still see my fingertip through my nail after two coats and, not wanting to lay another coat down (enough with the 3 coaters lately!) I decided to tape off some bits, mostly the tips, and go in with the sponge. ¬†I used the Kleancolor metallics in Metallic Green, Metallic Fuschia, and Metallic Sapphire to sponge in the colors in a rainbow spectrum from one side of the nail to the other and like the effect — it’s sort of like foil strips, except, you know, takes longer…

Kleancolor Metallic Green

Orly Butterflies

Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire

Categories: gradient, taping
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9 Responses

  1. I LOVE how you combined the metallics and make a sort of rainbow! Looks awesome!!!

  2. Kelly says:

    so cool!! I love this:)

  3. Helga says:

    This is really pretty!

  4. rock-or-not says:

    I love it!

  5. Courtney says:

    Nice. Those Kleancolor’s colors are so cute. I never thought of making a gradient and taping, very cool.

  6. Alice Palace says:

    oh YES I am soooo in love with these Kleancolours! Never seen them used in such a cool rainbow way!

  7. meann says:

    your post is nice i would appreciate it if you’ll include step by step photos. not just the finished product

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