NAILS | The Face Shop "Steel Navy" Gradation Nail Art Kit #CBBxManiMonday

Here we are at the last #CBBxManiMonday of the month and it has been a strange ride hasn't it? I feel like we have all lived a lifetime in a dystopian universe and today is one of those days where I have been sliding back and forth along my emotional ruler. I started off this morning feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed and then the afternoon sort of went to shit and now I'm feeling like I'm in some sort of funk. Well, at least I put some makeup on and styled my hair. I haven't been in quarantine for the last two weeks because I have been working, but I think that might change for the next two weeks as I don't feel safe being outside and potentially interacting with clients as the ones who have come in don't feel like respecting the "STAY AT HOME" advisory. It just makes me very angry to see people coming in to shop for a non-essential in a time like this or when someone comes in and tells me that "they are tired of being at home and just want to look around". I mean, REALLY? Now, is really not a good time to be a looky-loo! Rant aside, I do have some pretty nail today that are still shorter and in the rounded shape as I have found them easier to maintain during this season of handwashing.

Blue Glitter Gradient Nail Art
 Purchased by me

Awhile ago, I picked up two nail art gradation kits from The Face Shop in a glittery red and a glittery blue that I didn't realize were so pretty until now! The kit comes with three blue polishes, each labeled from 1-3. The first polish is meant for the whole nail, the second for half the nail and the third for just the tip to give that layered gradient effect. I rarely create gradients this way as it can be hard to find complementary polishes, but obviously this set was put together perfectly so everything turned out and it was super easy to create. The only weird thing that happened was that after using my CND Top Coat to seal everything in, I experienced polish shrinkage at the tips of my nails so now it looks like I didn't paint the tips...

Blue Glitter Gradient Nail Art

Have a great day everyone and be sure to check out: Renee, Trysh's blog and social media channels for their blue and green manicures!

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