Gradient Test and YSL Arty Ovals

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Dress by Sheike, YSL Arty Oval ring in Turquoise, Azure and Lapis

I purchased the YSL Arty Oval ring in Lapis as a self Christmas present but not long after I patted myself for zero buyers remorse, I found out through my cousin that Cult Status stocked the Arty Oval ring in Azure and in my size too! I've wanted the Azure for the longest time and I could never find it anywhere....so out came the debit card, once again.

When I finally had both the Azure and Lapis in my hand, I reluctantly had to make the decision of keeping only one of the two. Before I recieved them I thought the choice was obvious because I wanted the Azure for that lovely gold streak, but in person the Lapis stone and its gold specs were a lot more vibrant. I would keep both if I could! But I think that might be bordering an irrational obsession - I was never going to wear them all at once and because I've lost my green Arty Oval, all the ones I had at that moment were different shades of blue... so a few days ago I posted up the Lapis ring for sale and I'm confident she has found herself a better home :)

And to you dear Miss Azure, welcome to the family.

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I've also been experimenting with gradient nails this week. I still need to work on my blending but they turned out a lot better than I thought! Oh, and in the last picture my nails are supposed to be cupcakes...although I've been told otherwise.. haha

Here are the products that were used:
Nude to Navy: OPI Samoan Sand (base coat), Milani 3D Holographic in Cyberspace (gradient 1), China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic (gradient 2)

Dark pink to Purple: OPI Miami Beet (base coat), OPI Plugged-in Plum (gradient 1), China Glaze Evening Seduction (gradient 3)

Rainbow nails: OPI Mod About You (base coat), L.A Girl Sunny (gradient 1), China Glaze For Audrey (gradient 2), China Glaze Spontaneous (gradient 3)

Cupcake nails: China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Italian Red, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Agent Lavender, L.A Girl Can U Dig It?, L.A Girl Lilac, L.A Girl Sunny

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43 comments:

  1. love your nails, the gradient looks pretty blended and amazing to me =) And I really want one of those artsy rings but afraid it will overpower my hand. Nonetheless, it suits you very well and you look lovely with it on xx

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  2. Azure looks beautiful, I'd only ever seen the Turqoise and Purple colours before!xx

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  3. the YSL ring is gorgeous! the gold streak just brings it together!

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  4. Love the gradient nails, especially with the ring! Stunning.

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  5. the last set of nails is so cute! what a pretty stone choice for the arty too

    pandaphilia style

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  6. Aww so pretty!
    I love all your photos!

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  7. hi hi, i would just like to ask where you got the ring?? is there a way to buy it in person instead of online??

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  8. Hi,

    We received your iFabbo application. However you left out your email address. Please email us at info@ifabbo.com with that information.

    Thank you,
    Dinah
    iFabbo Intern

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  9. Keeping the Azure was a great choice! That streak of gold.. to die for!

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  10. the nude to navy gradient is soo pretty!

    http://linaverse.blogspot.com

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  11. Just discovered your blog! Will definitely be following :) I love experimenting with nail art too! Inspired to try more gradient now

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  12. like your gradient blue nails:)

    http://darkhighfashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. can you do a tutorial on how to do gradient nails? I love them!

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  14. The gradient nails are killer!I really need to try this style!I'm featuring a black swan inspired nail on the blog tomorrow!

    x

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  15. great choice, i would have chosen the same!:)
    i love those ysl rings soooo much, they're to die for!
    i also love your nails, very unique and beautiful decoration!

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  16. omg thank you for your reply :) i feel like a celebrity just talked to me haha so corny.

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  17. love the ysl ring ( I have the same in light blue) and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  18. I am so smitten with those oval beauties!!!!! Lucky u!;)
    p.s. Great style and blog!
    xoxo
    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  19. That ring is fabulous!!!
    xx
    http://junebiswas.blogspot.com

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  20. The Azure is beautiful, do you know where we can still find that?

    xo Cee Cee
    @Ceecee's Inspirations Blog

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  21. you're blog is beautiful you look great and the ring is the bomb!!! fantastic!!!
    following you, does your shop deliver to italy??? thanks

    Elisa's blog
    www.theivenothingtowearcloset.com

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  22. Love the dress you are wearing.
    I agree, the Azure oval ring is the winner out of those three. Love the gold streak in the middle.
    Love the nails you did as well, the dark to pink one is my favourite!

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  23. Hi Annie, is this dress current season? If not, how long ago was it purchased? I love it and you look great. Thanks x

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  24. The Azure was a great choice!

    Love Grace.

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  25. Hi, really nice blog! :) you’re so stylish!
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  26. This ring is awesome, I want it so BADLY.

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  27. Omg! Love love your nails!!! (:

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  28. This one is so beautiful.

    zolicious

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  29. ooo like your nails. i also do nails! I´m new here in blog. If u want take a look.
    I like your style. its different! nice nice nice :-)

    regrads from Berlin

    http://mi-malenki.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hi i was wondering where you purchased your dress? looks amazing x

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  31. Great post, dear! I love these YSL rings. Congrats for your blog, is very cool! I am your newest follower and I wanted to invite you to follow me back. I hope you will! XOXO
    - Ladyfairy

    http://www.ladyfairy-scloset.blogspot.com/

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