Revlon Chic + China Glaze Liquid Leather

26 Apr

After my not so chic, Revlon Chic mani a few days ago, I needed to do something to dress it up a bit.  I sponged China Glaze Liquid Leather over the top of it.  I don’t know that I would technically call this a gradient, because there’s not really a transition from one color to the next.  It almost looks like a sponged Ruffian.  Either way, I really like it.

You know what I don’t like?  The mess sponging makes of your fingers.  And black is hard to clean up if you skin isn’t pristine.  This is my right hand and it’s always a little worse for wear than my left.  It works harder and sometimes it shows.  The black that got on my skin was really hard to clean up.

I would do this again.  Maybe with a little glitter and sparkle too.

15 Responses to “Revlon Chic + China Glaze Liquid Leather”

  1. Becky April 26, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    I just did some sponging a few days ago and think it would be easier using tape around the nail… should make things a lot easier right? I didn’t tape off when I did it either but it is the plan for next time :)

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      Taping is a great idea. I’ll remember that for next time, especially if it’s a dark color. Thanks Becky!

  2. sjp73 April 26, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    I love this!! I bet it would look amazing with Zoya Trixie sponged on the tips!

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 9:13 am #

      I don’t know what Trixie is. I’ll have to look it up. Thanks sjp73!

      • sjp73 April 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

        Trixie is the most amazing silver foil polish ever created! :)
        ~Stacy

        • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

          That would be pretty. I have a couple silvers. I’ll have to try it and see how it looks.

  3. Julie April 26, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I’ve never tried sponging but I really like how this turned out!

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Thanks Julie! Sponging is really pretty easy. You should give it a try.

  4. Tara April 26, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I think this is neat. I’ve not tried sponging yet; got any good recs for tutorials?

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures has a sponging video HERE, except I use a wedge makeup sponge and rip off a little piece then use the rough ripped edge. Or CutePolish has a different technique that I’ve also done to get a gradient look without a sponge HERE.

  5. everysensory April 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Tree line at dusk! Very pretty, love this. Yep, dominant hand is always a bit worse for wear, alright! Nails are usually shorter, too :D

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      Tree line at dusk! I like that!

  6. segmation April 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Laurie April 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    I think I’m addicted to gradients and sponging! I recently discovered if I use a long skinny piece of sponge and put all the colors on it at once I get so much less mess! I just bobble back and forth across my nails and don’t get nearly as much on my skin!

    • TopCoatIt April 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      I don’t get it Laurie. I can’t picture it.

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