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Gradient Stripes using L’Oréal Maui Wave and Paris Avenues

Today’s theme in the Never-ending Pile challenge is drugstore. I take that to mean polishes I can get from Boots or Superdrug, so: Barry M, Rimmel, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Revlon, MUA, Sinful Colors, NYC, 2True, etc.

I chose L’Oréal, as I have tons of them, and I’ve gone for a design I’ve had in my mind for a long time now: a look I’m terming gradient stripes. Basically, it works the same way as for a gradient, but you place the colours apart from each other, with white in between, instead of merging the colours together.

I got the most blur on the index fingernail, and I like that the best. I should have taken a bit more time to get the others right too, but at arm’s length, the blurred look is equal for all fingers and it makes a striking manicure.

L’Oréal Maui Wave is the darker of the two polishes, and Paris Avenues is the lighter, blue-grey colour.

Gradient stripes blurred L'Oreal Maui Wave Paris Avenues
Gradient, blurred stripes using L’Oréal Maui Wave and L’Oréal Paris Avenues


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For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Base colour: one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Gradient colours: L’Oréal Color Riche Maui Wave and L’Oréal Color Riche Paris Avenues
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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Lovely, really great looking mani!

Inky Whiskers

Me likey this a lot!!! It looks airbrushed. I’m going to have to copy this idea for sure. <3


LOVE THIS! I can see a lot of people borrowing this brain wave 😀


Pure genius! Reminds me of a tank dress my sister wore in HS that I used to steal all the time. Ah memories! 🙂


This is supernice!