As I also mentioned previously, I'm not so crazy about the whole sponging process to get the polishes to fade into one another. It results in TONS of layers that don't dry. WELL, in doing my research (aka drooling over gorgeous nail art pics on the net), I found two things that made me feel better about this whole process:
- I saw the Eastern Night Cocktail's pic
- I figured out that the sponge should be WET
So, that mani is like, totally gorgeous, right? And I am loving the matte finish more than I should. So, here's my version:
Speaking of learning, this time after I polished my nails with the red, I polished a layer of purple on the top part of my nail and let it dry. Then I sponged (with a WET sponge) purple a little further into the red. Then I took a little polish on my polish brush and "pounced" on the obvious line between the polished-on purple, and the sponged-on purple to even things out. This technique worked MUCH better for me, and made the whole process bearable.
YAY for matte ombres!!