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.