Dec 8, 2012

Aussie Christmas Nail Challenge - Summer Sunset

The theme for yesterday's Aussie Christmas Nail challenge was Summer Sunset.  I went with the obvious gradient manicure.  I tried to come up with something different but really a gradient is just perfect for sunset nails.
I used a lot of different polishes for this.  First I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to cover up my red Gelicious polish with a whitish base coat.  It would have been easier to work with the red as part of the sunset but I wanted to use the China Glaze Summer Neons for an eye searing sunset and neons pop more over white.
So I first did a gradient using the yellow, orange, red, magenta and blue China Glazes with OPI Tomorrow Never Dies for the indigo purple sky above the sunset.  I wasn't happy with the result though so I sponged over with piCture pOlish Crazy, Ulta3 Honolulu, piCture pOlish Fake Tan, Ulta3 Carrot Top, Sinful Colors Dream On and piCture pOlish Cosmos for the starry night sky.
Then I finished with some OPI Goldeneye on the tips and 3 coats on my thumb, and a layer of INM Out The Door Northern Lights Hologram Topcoat Gold for extra stars.  Phew that's a long name!  My thumb is supposed to represent the sun setting on the horizon and my nails are the sunset coloured sky.
It's a bit messy and was a bit ambitious using so many colours but I like the result.  Too bad it has to come off for tomorrows Green theme.


  1. Just AMAZING!!!
    And this makes me so excited that I'm getting Goldeneye for Christmas haha! It's beautiful!

  2. Stunning!!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check out the details, Chantelle xx

  3. Oh wow this is absolutely stunning!!! I'm in love <3

  4. Just saw the link on fb from picture polish :-)
    Wow what an amazing mani you have done here!

  5. I love these colours, they make a great gradient together!


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