Copycat Nails with Sation Off the Record Pink

Today I took nailspiration from the fabulously talented Jordie of the blog J0rdz Stylish Fingertips.   She recently posted a tutorial on how to do a gel nail look with light pink fading to clear.  I tried out this look myself today, and here are the results!  I used Sation Off the Record Pink and Kleancolor Sugar Coat to create this look, and I tried out the Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Topcoat to top it off.

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How do you think it turned out?  It’s not so bad for a first try, but it’s a long way from the greatness of J0rdz’s version!  I’ll have to keep practicing.  There’s a little bit of staining on my ring finger nail that I didn’t realize was there, and it would definitely look better without it.  😉

I used four light coats of Off the Record Pink, and then dabbed a coat of Sugar Coat over the lighter area in the center.  The Sation polish was very easy to apply.  I had more trouble with Sugar Coat, as it took forever to dry.  I might try adding some thinner to it the next time I use it to see if that makes a difference.  The Kensington Caviar topcoat was really great.  I have read mixed reviews of it in the beauty blogosphere, but it dried incredibly quickly and does add that shiny, kind of squishy look of gel polish to the manicure.

I purchased all of the polishes used in this manicure.  The Sation polish retails for $5 on the Sation website.  The Kleancolor polish is $3.49 on the Kleancolor website.  Kensington Caviar topcoat is $10 at Sephora.

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