Saturday, 6 April 2013

Saturday mani featuring Opi Get Your Number

Silly me published my Saturday Skittlette on Wednesday :-S. So for today I have no Skittlette but a gradient mani for you. Ever since I bought the Opi Liquid Sand polishes from the Mariah Carey Collection I was tossing and turning ideas for a textured finish gradient. Then earlier this week, wonderful Marta from ChitChat Nails has shown a gradient mani that I loved a lot and it gave me the final nudge to try a textured finish gradient.

the above two pictures are taken indoors in daylight, the below photo outside in the shade

Recipe for textured finish gradient

Ozotic 905
Crows Toes Bunny Slope
Chanel Frenzy
Opi Get Your Number

2 coats of Essence XXL Nail Thickener
1 coat of Chanel Frenzy
Dabbing Opi Get Your Number to the base of the nail
Dabbing Crows Toes Bunny Slope on the middle length of the nail, extending softly to left and right
Dabbing Ozotic 905 from the tips down to the middle of the nail

I did try to "glossify" the mani on my thumb adding layer upon layer of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and about two thick coats of Essence Better Than Gel Nails. The result did not convince me AT ALL it turned just dull. This mani really worked only with the textured, gritty finish.While M was wary to get out of the reach of my hands (smirk) Nell, our cat, enjoyed the massaging effect (got lots of purrs) - LOL!!!

I think, I have not shown you a picture of Nell in a while:

I bought Opi Get Your Number at Douglas. I ordered Crows Toes with Llarowe. I buy my Ozotics with Harlow & CoLlarowe and Pshiiit Boutique.

I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for reading!!!


  1. Beautiful gradient, Christine, you did an absolutely beautiful job! I love your recipe, those colors play together wonderfully :) And hi, Nell, you cute little furball, you :)

    1. Liesl, you got me beaming!!! I am still such a rookie at anything nailart, that I am always close to do little jumps upon receiving such lovely comments - thank you, thank you <3!!! And Nell gives you a Meah (he loves to do those soft squeals) and some serious purrs - have a lovely weekend sis xxx

  2. Great gradient and I love the pic of Nell!!!

    1. Thank you Ina xxx - I am VERY proud of your approval :-)!!!! And Nell can be very photogenic if he puts his mind to it ;-)

  3. just loooove Nell and your wonderful mani :)

    1. Hi Mette - thank you so much for your supportive comment, as mentionned, I am a real rookie with anything nailart, this is truly encouraging for me :-)!!!! Nell is fun and we admittedly spoiled him rotten ;-P

  4. Oooh I do love your gradient with this mani! So pretty, Christine! :-)

    ~ Yun

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Yun - as mentioned I am a nailart rookie and still rather unsure more often than not about the outcome of my tries, your supportive and lovely comments are soooo encouraging xxx

  5. This turned out GREAT!!!! thank you for your sweet email.
    Great manicure and super sweet cat :D

    1. Thank you Marta, I am feeling so grateful that you took the time to come and "visit me" and to comment and mail me so warmheartedly and supportively!!! Purrs from Nell ;-) I tell you, he plays his looks expertedly on us :-S - HUGS <3