Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sinful Colors Innocent Swatches and My First Gradient

     Hey everyone.  I apologize for being absent the past few days but I am back and in action!  It has been a little stressful in my neck of the woods.  I am experiencing my first lay off, and it isn't even mine.  My hubs was laid off but luckily I am able to support us with my income.  Barely, but it will do for now.  Needless to say, I won't be buying to many new polishes for a while.  Speaking of new polishes, I bout three a few days before he was laid off and haven't been able to find them.  I am  so freaking frustrated.  I cleaned my whole house at 11 o'clock at night, (mind you I worked at 5am the next morning) trying to fine them.  I think I am now considered a polish addict.
     Innocent is a lime green cream from Sinful Colors.  I picked this up a few months ago and thought it would be a great base for my first gradient experience.  I personally love how bright this green is because my dad has a 70 Camero that is painted this color.  He quit showing it in car shows until I asked him to do it again and he was so excited that I wanted to do it.  Funny how something I hated doing as a child, (me+heat+outside for 10 hours=grumpy kid) is much more fun to me as an adult.  I still abhor the heat and avoid it all costs but I really enjoy pretending I at least know something about restoring classic cars.  Edelbrock?  Any one??  See, I know a brand... any ways!
     To accomplish this gradient I followed this tutorial from The Nailasaurus.  I am pretty impressed with how this came out.  I like that I used three colors but on some of the nails it looks like there are four to five colors.  I know this is picture heavy but I really wanted to show this mani off!!!  I am not going to center the pictures for now because I had a bunch of issues doing that last time.  For those of you who don't know my computer crashed and I am using an app on my Ipad to post my posts and it took me six hours to post my last one because of technical difficulties.  Not to mention if you look at my last post on a mobile device the pictures are off the screen.  You can see them if you move the web page around but it was a pain in the butt and I want my blog to be simple for my readers, because hey, I want to keep the ones I got; I like you gals!  :-)  I also want to apologize for my cuticles.  Normally I apply cuticle cream before taking the pictures but I only had a small window for taking pictures due to the unseasonal hail storm we had yesterday.

  These next four pictures were taken 
outside in the previously mentioned hail storm. 
 So as natural as I could get them!

I included these next two pictures because it 
shows the purple tips much better than the first two.

Inside with flash

Inside without flash

Out side with no flash

Base coat: Chip Skip from OPI and Yello Out
Base color: Innocent from Sinful Colors - 2 coats
Gradient colors: 
  • blue: Why Not from Sinful Colors
  • purple: Let's Talk from Sinful Colors
Top Coat: Out the Door

What do you guys think?  Have you played around with gradients yet?  I thought it was fun.  A little messy but I really like the end result.


  1. Much luck to you during this challenging time, my prayers are with you. <3

    1. Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. :-)