Friday, December 28, 2012

New Years Eve Nails...

Hey!  Its getting close to the end of 2012.  I can't believe how fast this year has went by.  This past year has been extremely busy and full of blessings for me and my family.  I graduated with my bachelors in July!  I waddled across that stage big, pregnant and proud.  LOL!  I had another son in October.  The cutest little baby since my older son who is now 8.  My grandfather went home to heaven this year and in July my older brother was gone for 10 years (seems like just yesterday he was here).  I am so happy for all 2012 had for me and my family good and bad!  Anyway...on to the mani!  I wanted to do something besides the same old black and gold or black and silver.  So what did I end up doing??

I started out with two coats of China Glaze Concrete Catwalk (A very dark gray).  I did a gradient using OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It.  I topped the gradient off with NYC Big City Dazzle and finally a coat of Seche Vite.

China Glaze Concrete Catwalk, OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It, NYC Big City Dazzle

 This is what the gradient looked like before the stamping:

I stamped using Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Silver Sweep and Shany plate 13 for the "fireworks" and fauxnad stamping plate m33 for the glass of champagne.

This is what I came up with...

I really like the gradient.  I like to do gradients with colors you would not normally see together.  On someones nail blog I saw that you should "wet" the sponge with water before doing the gradient.  I tried that for the first time with this gradient and I must say it worked a whole lot better.  It was messier (hence the horrible clean up job) but was better.  I will definitely continue to "wet" the sponge.  How do you do your gradients??  Do you wet the sponge?

Well baby brother (my 2 month old) is screaming and my other boys are trying to play the xbox so I will end this post.  Let me know what you think of the color sceme??  Thanks for stopping in.


  1. love proud of you!!

  2. Very how you include your life in the posts:) Both Picassa and PicMonkey are free photo editing programs, that is what I use. Have a blessed weekend!

    1. Thanks for sharing the information!! I will play on those websites in the morning! ;)


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