Twinsie Tuesday - Seasonal Gradient

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

For this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme, we have to share a seasonal gradient.  I was stumped for a bit with this one, but eventually came up with something I liked.


In NYC, we've been experiencing winter for a long time now.  Long before the actual start date.  When I think of winter colors, I automatically think of blue, so I wanted to do a blue gradient.  I started off with China Glaze Electric Beat as a base, then did a gradient with OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

Gradient using China Glaze Electric Beat and OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It
I then used my dotting tools to create gradient dots with A-England Excalibur.

Gradient dots using A-England Excalibur
For a sparkly, wintery finish, I added a coat of Essie Pure Pearlfection, then topped it off with Nubar Diamont.

With Pure Pearlfection which is almost finished :(.

Natural Light
I really love how this manicure turned out!! To me, it is very reminiscent of the season.  The dots remind me of snow (not my favorite thing) and the shimmer from Pure Pearlfection look like sparkly flurries.  Love it!!

What do you guys think of this mani?  What comes to mind when you think of this season?

Be sure to stop by the other Twinsies to see the seasonal gradients they came up with!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra
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31 comments:

  1. Beutiful gradient! Looks even better with dots:)

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  2. Lovely! Polka dots are always a winner. I really like that topper you added on too. It's like a little blizzard on your nails.

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  3. Wow! Marisa, this is so pretty! The gradient alone is gorgeous, but the addition of the dots and the topcoat made it really pop!

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  4. Pretty gradient and I love the dots on top too :)

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  5. These nails are so pretty, I love them! I wish I was better at nail art but I think I need to practice a lot more :) x

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    1. Thank you!!! Yes, keep practicing. It definitely helps.

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  6. SO pretty! I always love your polka dots. I need to remember to do them more often!

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    1. Thanks so much Anne!! Yes, you should. Polka dots are awesome!!

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  7. I love this! I am no good at getting dots to go smoothly from small to large but you seem to have that technique completely mastered!

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  8. Blue and Silver such a pretty combo :)

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    1. Yes, I love them together Rhonda!!

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  9. Love the extra touch of the polka dots!

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  10. I just love how you added the dots and the shimmer!

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  11. OMG!!! This is so pretty. I love the background color and the dots and shimmer. You made the right decision on this one. Love it!

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  12. I love the blues you chose to work together!

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  13. great gradient Marisa! Are you going to get a second bottle of Pure Pearlfection?

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    1. I think I might ChiChi. Not sure yet, since I have a few other shimmer top coats.

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  14. I love that this is a color gradient and dot gradient! So great!

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  15. Loving the blues that you used! and the added dots really made the manicure. gorgeous, as usual

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  16. These are so cute! I love the dots!

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  17. This is beautiful, Marisa! I really love how this came out! :D

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