I used all textured polishes for this. I started out with a base of OPI Liquid Sand Emotions, which is in fact a lot prettier in person than in some photos I've seen of it. I then went in with a typical gradient technique using a makeup sponge with Zoya Pixie Dust in Dara and Zoya Pixie Dust in Solange. I always love the look of textured gradients, but man is the clean up a pain in my ass! I even oiled up my cuticles beforehand and still had issues. It was worth it, though. The end result looked a lot like smoldering embers. Perfect! It was just what I was going for. And by the way, the movie was awesome! We were all kind of worried we'd fall asleep as the movie didn't really start until midnight, but we were all jacked up the entire time. I can't wait for Mockingjay to come out. They are really doing well with these movies, which is saying something since book to movie can be really hard to get right (cough cough Twilight, I'm talking to you.) Haha! Also the trailer for Divergent is out, anyone read those? I just finished them not too long ago and LOVED them, so I'm pretty excited.
What do you guys think of this gradient? Did anyone else see the movie yet?