Beach Holiday Nails… Holographic Sponged Gradient
I went on holiday over the weekend! First holiday I’ve been on in 4 years. Wow. Myself, the boys, and our dog drove to Castlepoint for the weekend with Sister V and her family, Sister C, and our mother G – she of the amazing Layla polishes. Mr Husband joined us on Saturday morning, and with the addition of my mothers two dogs we had a full house. It was lovely though, nice to see everyone together and very nice to see all the kids and dogs romping around. Plus the house we rented had a kitchen I would kill for. Sigh.
Here’s a photo of the lighthouse at Castlepoint – we walked up to the top, and saw a seals swimming in the bay!!
Anywho, because this is me, I decided I must have a special mani for the weekend, and grabbed inspiration from the Holographic Hussy’s amazing gradient manicure (blog post here). I adapted it for a beachy theme, and used Rivka Vanessa as the base (sand), Layla Mermaid Spell as the middle (foam) and Layla Ocean Rush on the tips (water). I literally just painted the polish onto a clean kitchen sponge and dabbed that over the two coats of Rivka Vanessa. It was quick and easy and didn’t use a whole heap of the polish, always a mega bonus!
I loved this.
I looooooveeed this.
I kept staring at this.
And yes, I’m writing in short lines so I can add more photos, because I took so many and I want to put them allll on here 😀
I didn’t put a top coat on, and there was significant tip wear within 24 hours, but thats sort of par for the course with unprotected holos. I took Ocean Rush along and just touched up the tips (does that sound rude to anyone else?!) and that was all fine and easy 😀
We even got my sister C wearing nail polish, Layla Flash Black over Color Club Alter Ego, and it looked amazing on her. I helped Sister V with a arty mani (stripes and dots in pastel holographic colours) which was fun, and my mother wore Ocean Rush and sat in the sunlight flicking her nails like a mesmerised irritated cat 😀
What do you think of this effect?