Storming Upward - Hermit Werds - progressive look upward of the sky on a rainy day
Storming Upward

Storming Upward

I would love to do a cloud manicure in unnatural colors, but today I thought I’d tackle a different idea: upward progression. We start at ground level with my index finger and head upwards from there until we see the stars that live above the clouds. I was afraid this would end in a fail, but I think it worked out. I really should get a sponge wand tool like Kimett Color talks about here. I love rougher-edged gradients most of the time, but it would be nice to have something that blends more softly. Or I could try using of my discount facial blenders that ended up sucking for applying makeup first… (EDIT: Ignore this and my comments below. I tried them again and they didn’t work for the same reason they were bad blenders; they don’t absorb any product and therefore can’t blur out anything.)

Storming Upward - Hermit Werds - progressive look upward of the sky on a rainy day
Storming Upward

#GlamNailsChallenge – Rainy Clouds

Huh. I just realized I should have put a person’s silhouette under the umbrella. Woops! Well, here’s one last look with my nails arranged so you can see the upward progression more easily.

Storming Upward - Hermit Werds - progressive look upward of the sky on a rainy day
Storming Upward
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4 Comments Posted

  1. What a unique concept for nail art and you captured it perfectly! I could really feel the moisture in the clouds. 😉 Also, your facial blender sounds like a great candidate for a different gradient look. I’ve often thought to buy one and try it out; not for my face, but for nail art, of course! LOL

    And, you’re sweet to mention my blog post, thanks so much, Lisa!

    • I found a set of three at Ross for around $5-$6. They were too hard to use as beauty blenders imo, but they make a much less grainy gradient than the packing sponge I use. I have never used the traditional triangle makeup sponges that everyone else has because I don’t have any so I can’t compare anything there… :/

      You’re welcome! It’s an excellent post if you want to learn about a new tool. 🙂

      • Oh – since you haven’t bought any of the triangle makeup sponges and in case you do, I’ll share this tip that worked for me: buy the latex free ones — they give a softer result and I find them easier to cut/tear into “shapes” as well as using the whole thing. Of course, I ended up with a giant bag of both in my shopping cart — so I do use the regular ones too. 😉

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