Amber really challenged me with her marching orders. In fact I had to ask her to clarify what she meant because I have never heard of this technique. She kindly informed me about this gradient technique called "Reciprocal Gradient". Its pretty intense. She also was awesome enough to link me a few tutorials. Its like gradients maxed out. I started out with a gradient of black to white, with the black at the cuticle line. Then, using striping tape I taped off a fan design and gradiented the opposite way. This time with the black polish at the tips. I was eager to take the tape off to see my overall effect. It was awesome! However, this type of manicure is very time consuming. You have to wait for your first gradient to be completely dry to be able to tape off. Maybe next time I try this out, Ill do my first gradient a day ahead of time. My ring finger also turned out better than the rest, poo. I would love to see this with some awesome colors, but I kept mine simple. The polishes I used were OPI Alpine Snow, Zoya Dove and OPI Black Onyx.
What do you guys think of this type of gradient? Its pretty intense! Don't forget to look at all the other Twinsies for today!
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails