Today my manicure was designed to fit another challenge theme, Pink + Purple. I just got Zoya's Gilda in the mail, so I decided to do a gradient using her and Zoya's Carly, a beautiful dark-grape purple which has a similar finish.
Here is the gradient after I'd worn it for about a day; I apologize for the tip-wear:
|Gradient in the shade|
|Stamped gradient in the shade|
When I did the first nail, I thought 'OMG, this is going to be TOO much!' But as I finished the rest, I started to like it more and more. I had a hard time photographing it however, I think because I didn't put any topcoat on it; I wanted the silver to keep the matte-like feel that you get when you stamp metallics sometimes. But this may have made the contrasts a bit harder to pick up, as the transition from purple to pink underneath comes across a bit more vibrantly in real life (more like the top picture).
I think I really like full-nail designs stamped over gradients. They add a sort of unity to the gradients that I really like (if that makes sense!).
Thanks for looking, and please check out the other Pink + Purple manicures made by the talented bloggers below. :)