Tinted gradient

This first entry for the third round of “Lacke in Farbe … und Bunt!” comes with a happy and a sad face – happy, because there IS a third round, but also a bit sad because Cyw had to quit as host. Thank you Cyw for starting this event with Lena, and hosting two fantastic rounds which were a lot of fun. ❤

I wanted to use a different polish for todays color – “gelb” (yellow) – at first, but then my new OPI Sheer Tints arrived earlier than expected, and I was itching to give them a try:

yellow tinted gradient

Like the name suggests the tints are very sheer (Duh! 😀 ), even more sheer than your regular jelly polish. They are supposed to be used as top coat, which explains the amazing fast drying time, and the slightly different texture, which is more smooth and glossy.

I was a bit afraid because I read that they tend to be quite gloppy and need to be thinned down, but mine seem to be ok. In fact, at least the yellow one was quite runny, and I more than once accidentally flooded the sides of my nails. But it was also very easy to clean up, so this was quickly fixed. 🙂

yellow tinted gradient

For the gradient effect, I painted four coats of “I’m Never Amberrassed” over white nails, each coat starting closer to the tip. If you look closely, you can see the line where the new coat starts. I am actually a little disappointed that it isn’t more pronounced, as this “striped” look was what I was aiming for.

But I love, love, love these tints, be sure to see more of them in the future. 🙂

"Lacke in Farbe ... und Bunt!" - last roundBase coat: p2 hands & nails calcium gel
Base color: p2 Match It 040 Italy (two coats)
Gradient: OPI Sheer Tints I’m Never Amberrassed
Top coat: Seche Vite

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10 thoughts on “Tinted gradient

  1. Oh wie lieb von dir 🙂 Bitte gerne, mir hats auch unheimlich viel Spaß gemacht! ❤

    Dein heutiges – naja, es ist ja kein Design in dem Sinne, du hast ja ""nur"" einen Lack aufgetragen – aber es sieht sooowas von genial aus! Ich muss mich unbedingt mal endlich dranmachen, mir Sheer Tints selber zu mischen! Soooo großartig!

    • Ui, du hast den Plan, Tints selber zu machen? Da bin ich ja mal auf das Ergebnis gespannt. Weil ich hätte ja schon noch gerne ein grün. 😀

  2. Die sheer-tints werden sicher nie meins – sieht zwar alles doch nett aus, aber irgendwie… Fehlt mir da immer die Farbe 😛 Das ist so ein bisschen wie mit dem Wasserfarbkasten – da stand ich auch immer auf die ordentlichen Farben und nicht so Aquarellzeugs^^

  3. Tolle Idee! Der Gradient sieht wirklich schön aus, so zart und irgendwie doch gut definiert 🙂 Mir fehlt bei den Sheer Tints auch ein Grün.

    • Danke schön! 🙂
      Und was das grün angeht – wenn alles so klappt, wie ich mir das vorstelle, hab ich morgen da evtl. einen Tipp für dich. 😀

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