Well, I’m going to chalk this one up as “practice.” Inspired by all the killer gradients I have been seeing, I wanted to practice my own. So I grabbed Pahlish “Tropical Island Treasure” (reviewed here) and “We’re All Mad Here,” which are both light cremes with small flakies. The similarity in formula worked perfectly and I love how the gradient turned out. Then, of course, I had to go and get all cocky and mess it up.
Thinking “oh sure, I’ll just stamp right over that like a fancy person,” I proceeded to mess up the lovely gradient. I’m thinking I just chose the wrong polish to stamp with, and so it was a hot mess? I was aiming for a soft gray-purple jelly. I got a smooshy blob. I did like the plate though! This is Bundle Monster BM-XL04, which I picked up in a set of ten.
Lumpy stamping aside, I’m so happy with the gradient! I managed to get it smooooooooth and I like how the flakies go from copper in the purple to gold in the aqua. I’m thinking I should try more gradients!
17 thoughts on “Gradient Practice with Pahlish”
omg that base color is amazing. Your stamping looks great over it.
That is one of my all time favorite polishes from Pahlish! I think the purple stamping looks really good over it! It’s a good mix of shades.
Beautiful mani! I love that pahlish
Thank you! I can’t help myself, I love all the Pahlish.
It’s always nerve wracking when you have a good gradient but you might possibly mess it up with stamping! Uggghh! But I think you did great! Very pretty.
Such a lovely gradient!! Your stamping looks much better than mine ever does!
You made me giggle! But I don’t think this is a fail.
Haha, I like to call it as I see it. I kept waving my hands in my boyfriend’s face being like “LOOK at these disappointments!!”
I love your gradient! The stamping is great, too.
Thanks! I think it worked out pretty nice for being only the second time.
Great gradient and stamping combo!
GAH I wanted TIT so bad! It’s so pretty. You did a wonderful job with the gradient!
Thanks! Yeah, TIT (heehee) has to be one of my fav polishes ever.
I think you are being too hard on yourself. The stamping looks pretty good to me.
Love the base!