Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Summer Sunrise


Name : Summer Sunrise

Colours Used: Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em/ If You Moust You Moust/ Are We There Yet? 

Today I am featuring a super cool mani that my mom discovered. By combining three of OPI’s beautiful shades she created the appearance of a summer sunrise on her nails. I have spent some time at the beach this summer and my favourite times have been watching the sunrise and sunset when the sky becomes nature’s canvas. I tried this mani too so I will share the steps for creating a seamless blend of colours.


First I used Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em as a base coat, it is a jelly formula so it took two coats to become opaque. Unfortunately, waiting for the polish to dry is painful when you are applying multiple colours but my OPI RapiDry spray helped the process along.

Next I applied Are We There Yet? to the top half of my nail and waited until it was fully dry. Finally I took a make-up sponge and painted If You Moust You Mouse on to the edge and sponged the pink in the middle. Of course each nail is not exactly the same as the next as it is hard to be accurate with a sponge, but then again every sunset is different!

I was happy with the effect and to ensure it lasted a little longer I applied two coats of clear varnish to seal the deal.


I hope you are enjoying what is left of summer and that this manicure will encourage you to get out and check out the sunrise and sunset. I will continue to do this manicure throughout the colder months to remind me of those wonderful and carefree days of summer.

41 comments:

  1. What a pretty gradient mani

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    1. Thank you Tintin, I loved your recent post and the beautiful layering of polish:)

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  2. wow i love how you named and planned this mani out :D it's so pretty. i love the powder pink one the most!

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  3. Hey thanks for the nice comment and I loved the glossy black polish you just reviewed. It would have been perfect for my Guinness manicure too!

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  4. Lovely colours! They work really well together.

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    1. Thank you, yes nature is a great inspiration:)

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  5. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  6. Thank you Elisa, I will gladly follow you back! Great that you stopped by.

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  7. Wunderschöner Blog! Gute Bilder!
    Hättest potenzial für meine Blogvorstelliung!
    Würd mich freuen wenn du mal vorbeischaust!
    http://s-j-e.blogspot.de/2012/08/blogvorstellung.html

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    1. Thank you so much, I will stop by your blog too:)

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  8. These colours compliment each other so beautifully!

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  9. wow, amazing nails :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's fantastic, checked out your blog and I loved your post about the purses:)

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  10. love this <3 it is soo cute for summer!

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. beautiful colours, lovely blog :)

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  12. AMAZING!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks you so much, loving your blog too:)

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  13. This is truly beautiful! I found you following MY blog and decided to check you out, I am Honored to have found you following ME! Wow! What an honor for real.. Please visit me on facebook as that is where I spend most of my time, But I'm gonna try real hard to start updating my blog more often. http://facebook.com/PolishedDezinezAddict :) Lovely blog you have here <3

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    1. So happy that you are following back and that you found my blog! I am looking forward to checking out the pics for your 30 day nail art challenge!
      I will be visiting you on Facebook too:)

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    1. Glad you like them Alina, loved your denim on denim post too:)

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  15. This turned out really pretty! These colors look great together!

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  16. amazing blog! keep posting! would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
    lifeisbetterblondewiths.blogspot.com

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  17. Following you now, thanks for visiting my blog:)

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  18. Love the effect you've created! Superb...
    Love your photography with shells beside! Creates a perfect setting... :)
    Came here blog hopping. Loved your blog...
    Do drop by my blog sometime.
    Do follow if you like! :)
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  19. Thanks for hopping by:) I will visit your blog for sure.

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  20. I love OPI!!!! I'm following and I hope you do the same.

    www.mylovelyfashionstyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Patricia, thanks and of course I am following you now too:)

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  22. I love this colors! :) I'm following this nice blog and I hope you do the same! my blog is about fashion too. :)

    http://bambina-piccola.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. Thanks Vita, I visited your wonderful blog:) So nice.

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  24. Great nail post, I love the colours! Come by and check out my blog, if you like it I would love it if you followed me.

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca

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  25. Hey Andrea, I am following you now, you have a wonderful blog!

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  26. Woooow! This naildesign is gorgeous!! The combination of the colours is stunning and I love the pattern so much!! Thumbs up!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.com

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  27. Thanks, love your fashion blog!

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  28. Thanks for the info in this post its help me a lot...
    OPI
    OPI Test

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