I've seen other ladies do textured gradients, so that's what I decided to do.
I bought all the Avon Stardust textured polishes when they were on offer just before Christmas and so far I have only used one, the stunning Silver Crystals.
I have a complete love of purple and teal together so for my gradient I chose Polished Plum, a deep dark purple, and Teal Glitter which is a a beautiful dark teal. These two seem to be a finer grain than the Silver Crystals but still very sparkly and I love them- what could be better than dark, textured and sparkly!
I am not 100% sure my gradient looks as perfect as it should but I love the 2 colours so much that I don't really mind.
I was really pleased with this but I did think maybe it needed something more, so of course I had to stamp over it. I used Essence Stampy 001 and UberChic Beauty UC1-03.
I love the contrast of the smooth crisp white over the dark textured sparkly polish and this Uberchic image is so pretty. In fact I should mention I really love my UberChic plates, I have used them so many times since I got them and they are fantastic!!
I did take some pictures without a top coat but the Essence really does need a top coat to seal it so I have top coated them. I think I'd need a couple more coats to make a completely smooth finish but I like that I can still see and feel the texture.
I am so happy with this mani, you can probably guess that as there are loads of pics!!
|A2Z Series - T is for texture |
Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter
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gradient stamped with UberChic UC1-03 no topcoat
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gradient stamped with UberChic UC1-03 and top coated