Friday, May 4, 2012

Revlon Coastal Surf Gradient (Or how I'm unoriginal)

Happy friday everyone! I'm so excited for this weekend, does anyone have any plans? Today we're making sushi at my house and tomorrow is the Cotto vs. Mayweather fight which I'm so pumped about! Of course, I want my guy (Cotto) to win, but above all I want a good fight. I don't want them to pussy out halfway through.

Back to the nails, today I have a quick review of Revlon ColorStay Coastal Surf and a gradient I did on top. I've really been enjoying all the gradient mania lately and so many new tutorials have popped up that I decided to give one a try. For this I started with one coat of Coastal Surf and sponged a Bettina on top (I can't remember 100% if it was Premium Wash or Over-Dyed, I know it was from the Jeans collection so one of the two).

To be worn as a mani, Coastal Surf could have benefited from the second coat to even everything out but it has a really good formula. It's thick so it goes where you want it to, I barely had to do any clean up on this. I had been eyeing this pretty for a while but convinced myself I didn't need another blue but after I saw some swatches on other blogs I was done, I needed it!

For the gradient I just brushed both polishes onto the sponge and, you know, sponged. It's still not as smooth as I would like it but in real life (not macro mode) the effect is very subtle and pretty.

I definitely need to experiment with different color combinations and stamping on top. Now that I think about it, my nails will get beat up in the sushi process so I'll probably stamp something :D.

Now for some exciting news, if you noticed something different in my water mark it might be because I bought the domain for my blog! I'm now officially on! I hadn't considered buying it because it's not like this blog is huge, but I thought about it and didn't want anyone else taking it from me either, so here we are.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this look. I'm also debating on whether or not I want to commit to posting every day of the week or keep my 'every other day' schedule so we'll see what happens.

Happy weekend!


  1. Grats on the domain purchase! I've been itching to try some of the newer methods of sponging gradients myself. We're more UFC than boxing in this house but we'll be watching that fight as well ^_^

  2. You definitely should, I'm all like "GRADIENT ALL THE POLISHES" so I keep thinking of weird combos I wanna do.


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