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Reversing the Gradient with a Little “Blonde Bombshell”

I finally saw “Skyfall” last week and had to wear a matching manicure to the showing! I was a Pierce Brosnan fan and wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Daniel Craig playing James Bond, but once I saw “Casino Royale”, I was a convert!

For this manicure, I started off with two coats of OPI – Tomorrow Never Dies which is what I would consider a very cool, shimmery purple.

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I then added China Glaze – Blonde Bombshell in small amounts starting from the base of my nail and quickly pulling in downward strokes. I feel like I may have gone a little overboard with the glitter, but it added to the festivities of Christmas!

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Oddly enough, I found reverse gradients harder to do than regular gradients…anyone else a fan of the James Bond series or reverse gradients?

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  1. Gorgeous mani love the gradient

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  2. I'm still trying to perfect the reverse gradient. Also, these remind me of royalty!

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    1. Purple is kind of regal isn't it? It's a power colour for me and I felt like being in charge that day ;-)

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    1. Hehe, reverse gradients are a fun way to mix it up!

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  4. This is so gorgeous, I love the purple! I haven't tried a reverse gradient but I imagined it to be harder than starting from the tips.
    I still haven't seen that movie!

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    1. I love James Bond! Daniel Craig is also nice to look at ;-)
      The reverse gradient is a little trickier, but once you get one nail right you will know how to do others.

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  5. This is so pretty. I have a hard time doing gradients period so I think you did a fabulous job! Love it.

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    1. Thank you!! The worst is when you get too much polish on the nail and it's not like you can remove it. I've tried!

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  6. purple + gold - my favourite combination

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  7. Sooo pretty! That blurple polish is gorgeous :-)

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    1. Thank you! Hahaha, blurple. I'm going to call it that now!

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  8. SO gorgeous! I love purple/gold combos!

    I haven't seen Skyfall yet but I want to!

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    1. It was a great movie and Daniel Craig is easy on the eyes as well ;-)

      Thank you! Purple and gold is one of my favouite combos too!

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  9. Ahh this is gorgeous! How did you like the movie? It was packed when we saw it so we sat in the first row lol. Weird angle, but still good :)

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    1. I absolutely loved the movie!! I HATE sitting in the first row, I get so sick! We had to sit on the side because the center aisle was full but the view of Daniel Craig was still quite nice ;-)

      And thank you! I'll try and do more reverse gradients since I think I now have the hang of it.

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  10. It looks festive too!
    Glad you got to see Skyfall. I still think Casino Royale was a better movie. :)

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    1. I sort of like Casino Royale a little more as well...

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  11. this looks SO good!! i've never tried a reverse gradient... maybe i'll give it a go over the holidays.

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    1. This was my first time trying it and I really liked how it turned out. I hope you get a chance to try it, I'd love to see what colour combo you use!

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