Nov 21, 2012

The Battle Challenge: #4 Battle of colour Neon vs. Pastel


Hello my lovelies! How are you doing today? Today is a very special day, because is my hubby's birthday. I'm planning to do some nice surprises for him (all food related, lol) because he loves home made pizza and it's been long time I haven't made it. I've been also baking mini cakes gingerbread-men shaped because I got a new baking form I have to try, and It seem only right to do some treats for my sweet tooth darling in his day. If they ever come out acceptable, I might post a pic or two. I've also got him a present which is  a surprise for our new home, so I'm not saying anything, because he reads my posts from time to time. This post is beeing scheduled in advance, so by the time you read this, our bellies will have prbably be already full with pizza and cake! lol.
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Today's Challange Battle is Neon vs. Pastel. I'm not a very neon person, that is why I chose to go with the pastel colours, and also because I wanted to do a pastel gradient manicure (my first time!) and this seemed a great occasion.
Here below some E.T. fingers for you, lol!


Here is what I have used:


Mavala 183 Pistachio
Mavala 179 Lemon Cream
Mavala 181 Blue Mint


Here below you can see my right hand, which actually came very well for my standard (despite some bold spots) but I came to discover there is actually ONE thing my dumb left hand can do and it is holding a sponge! lol.



I need to practice a little more my technique, but I'm quite happy with the result. Let me know your thoughts about this look, and if you have some advice for this technique it will be welcomed!

Love,
Nati
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22 comments

  1. wow, i love it! really nice color combo!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL! I love a good gradient and you did this so well, I really love the colours you used too. I guess it depends on what technique you use, I see some people put the two colours together and mix them, then sponge them on, I always just sponge on single colours but I always start light. Easier to add more then to have to remove! I hope your Hubby has a wonderful birthday, sounds like you two wont be eating for the next month! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Ithfifi, you got that right! we love food... I've just realized this, but the polishes i used for this mani are also named food related!! lol (it wasn't planned hahaha)

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  3. Very nice gradient!
    I'd love to see the pics of the gingerbread men! I hope you don't forget to take a pic or two :)

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    1. Hi Ina! Thanks for reading! well, the gingerbread men were a little disastrous (but yummy) just seems I filled too much the form and the filling came out...and, well, we ate those anyway, and had a good laugh. I'll try again next week. Here in Switzerland we have a celebration on 6th December for Saint Nicholas, and the tradition is giving the children some bread-little-men called Grittibaenz. So I definitely have to try again.

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  4. I like this! Well done!!
    Makes me think of ice cream! ;)

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    1. Hi Jezzica, so you are too bringing some "food related" comment, lol!

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  5. Hi Natalia, I hope you had a lovely evening!!!! Your gradient is beautiful - I have never tried any Mavalas - a miss???

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    1. Thanks Christine! We did! So, seriously?! Mavala has a great formula! and interesting colours lately as well, they're largely available, so you should try once.

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    2. Hi Natalia thanks so much - I will go to Manor tomorrow anyhow and pick me some :-)))

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  6. Good job! They makes me think about ice cream as well :)

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  7. It looks really beautiful, good job! :)

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  8. Oh I do love a gradient! They aren't as easy as you'd think, but yours looks beautiful. <3

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    1. Thanks Annie Suzie! You know it was my first time and I went a little by intuition... but next time I'll check for a better technique!

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  9. This looked beautiful! Very great work! :D And I also liked the color combination, the pastels where also very bright so I think that the challenge still was completed. :D Plain awesomeness girl!

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    1. Hi Gelic! So glad you liked it! Yes these were pretty bright for pastels indeed.
      For the challenge we are allowed to choose only one of the too parties of the battle! But I'm still tempted to do a Neon mani... I've got Neon news.

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  10. Pretty :) Love these colors together!

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