I laid my hands on A England Saint George this week and I was so excited to get it that I decided I had to wear it before I wore Floam which was in the same package! I’ve actually worn it twice already – I’ve used it for stamping but the manicure chipped in a couple of hours boo. So the next night I settled on the latest trend – a gradient – using Saint George and Color Club Wild At Heart. Scattered holo heaven! I have done a gradient manicure before back late last year, but that was before the revolution when it took forever to do a well blended gradient, one colour at a time.
I don’t use the most common method of putting both polishes on a piece of plastic and pre mixing them. I use a method I found on Pinterest from The Beauty Department where you soak a makeup sponge in water, then paint stripes of nail polish directly onto the sponge. I sponge it over prepainted nails to ensure it’s opaque and sponge repeatedly while moving up and down slightly to create a smooth blend.
I love how this looks a bit like a duochrome polish at the same time – I kept flexing my nails expecting to see a colour shift! What do you think? Have you jumped on the gradient bandwagon yet? I love how easy it is now to do a gradient manicure and they make a fab undercoat for stamping too…I’m thinking of stamping over this one, I just can’t decide whether to use black, dark grey or silver.