Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Julie G Gumdrops Gradient - Cool Flavored Spectrum

Hello there !

I hope you are well and happy today!  Today I have a gradient I made with the cooler half of the Julie G Frosted Gumdrops set.  

I used Blueberry Fizz (blue) , Rock Candy (green) and Crushed Candy (purple).

I used the brushes from the bottles to create this gradient. NO TOPCOAT used in the pictures. It is recommended not to use any for the full effect. 

First I painted all the nails in two coats of the heavenly Blueberry Fizz. My impression of this polish is that it is fit for an angel. It is a silvery, heavenly, beautiful sparkly and silvery blue.

The cool shades are a dreamy formula of microglitter and small hexes in the base color of the polish.  Because of the texture, the polishes have great depth and an interesting play of light and dark within each color.

I had fun applying dabs of the other colors in random triple gradients. The purple and blue contrasted well, but the blue and green are very close and don't show up as well.

I wanted a little  feeling of a tumbling gradient.

This shot is my recently developed, current "signature" pose, with the palm and/or redwood trees in natural light. 

The warm shades do not contain the silvery hexes, but rather smaller flake looking particles of glitter with gold and pink aspects at times.  I have a preference for this finish.

  In the shade.

These polishes are easy to use for gradients on the fly using the brush from the bottle.  Just don't use much polish and work from the dark area to the lighter as  it gets dry as you reach the gradient fade area.

As always here on the blog, I was not given this polish for free by any nail polish manufacturing company.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Julie G Frosted Gumdrops - Tangerine Dream

Hi sweetness : )

Here is a lovely polish I have to share with you today, Julie G Tangerine Dream.  It is the orangiest looking orange I have ever seen.  It looks so much more like a real orange than a gumdrop in my opinion.

I wanted to photograph this polish with a gumdrop, but I couldn't bring myself to buy any for fear I would end up eating them. LOL  I don't like them, but if they are around they may end up in the food cave.

 This polish is my least favorite of the Gumdrops, because it is slightly more sheer. It took three to four coats to achieve this opacity. The others are opaque at one or two.

Wait, do you see what I see?

 There. On my thumb.


That is Finger Paints Fishin for Fun. I love this glitter! It has two colors of pink shards in a clear base and it is so fun and shiny! It glammed up my Gumdrop a treat.  Here I go getting it all over more nails, with topcoat too.

Because of the two colors of glitter, FFF has more interest than a solid shard glitter. The light pink reflects in some lights, the dark fuchsia in others. This one is a keeper.  

Have yourself a beautiful day, thank you for brightening my day by visiting me here : )