NOTD: Watery Blue Gradient

Good morning!  Today’s manicure did not want to be photographed.  I’ve fiddled with the colors in Photoshop a bit, but the contrast between the two shades of blue is still much more obvious in real life.  The robin’s-egg teal/medium blue gradient really reminds me of the ocean somewhere tropical… much more pleasant, I’m sure, than the smoggy summer I’m currently being subjected to!

I finally bought a package of cosmetic sponges, and I did this manicure with one of those.  They make a much smoother finish thank kitchen sponges!  Perhaps I’ll have to do a comparison post soon…

I started with a base coat of Sinful Colors Basecoat (whoda thunk?) and added one coat of China Glaze For Audrey as underwear before I started sponging with For Audrey and ULTA Blue Streak.  I went over each nail at least twice with the sponge, and on a few I took some extra dabs at sheer spots.  Everything was topped off with NYC Grand Central Station topcoat.

And now I must be off to brush out my curls and attempt to look fabulous before I go to my 8 am (yuck!) music history final so that I will be ready to sing at Boyfriend’s voice jury at 11.  Whee…

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