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31DC2018 Day 10: Gradient – 3D Unicorn Nails

Running late-ish with the 31 Day Challenge for 2018. We’ve hit Day 10’s Gradient prompt. For this I chose to do a Shiny Pastel Rainbow Gradient 3D Unicorn Nails.  [Explore entries on Instagram #31DC2018 ]

 Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 10 Gradient - Rainbow Unicorn


Of course I couldn’t stay away too long from the gradients and had to slip one more in before the COLOUR section was competed, haha (see Challenge image below for a refresher). These were actually going to be for the Rainbow prompt, which is why they are so colourful. But I used that prompt instead to enter the MoYou London minimal contest, and bumped this to here.

I wanted to use some of the unused Unicorn plates I have in my pile, and the rainbow prompt was perfect for it. It was either that or mermaids for this year’s rainbow theme. Unicorns won out for sure. I created a varied gradient on each nail and added a white chrome to soften it. Before stamping over it with unicorn related imagery – including a limited edition plate from Born Pretty’s collection. You cannot buy this plate separately, it comes in a set of 5 and if I get time or people are interested may feature it in a review at some point.


Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 10 Gradient - Rainbow Unicorn

Needless to say it looked incomplete without some 3D appendage, so I crafted a miniscule Unicorn Horn and painted the spiraled outline with a teensy skinny brush in rose gold to match the stamping. They’re pretty fun, but the horn being so pointed and hard, makes me glad to be only wearing these for the day! It’s all fun and games until a unicorn loses an eye… And I value mine!

Late posting this and still yet to catch up on your posts and comments due to delays and being swamped with my monthly obligations, so I will be doing that in the coming day/s!


And that wraps up my 31DC2018 Day 10: Gradient – 3D Unicorn Nails mani.

Please read my Intro Post to see what goals and aims I have set for nail art in this year’s 31 Day Challenge. And how to join us or post your links so they appear in the group photo grid (InLinkz) below.

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