Ink SOG Gradient Manicure with Paisley

I tried a new brand of soak off gel (SOG) polish today called Ink by Glam and Glits.  I wanted to try some colors that are springy since I’m soooo ready for some warmer weather!  I started off with three coats of Ink Lime Sorbet, which is a lovely soft green color.  I then sponged a teal blue color called Ink Calypso onto the tips.  After applying and curing my top coat, I applied a paisley stamp using Bundle Monster plate BM315 and Konad black polish.  I then applied another thin layer of top coat.  I used my Gelish foundation and Top It Off. - Ink SOG gradient with paisley stamp - Ink SOG gradient with paisley stamp - Ink SOG gradient with paisley stamp

Here is Ink Lime Sorbet all by itself before I applied the gradient.  It’s actually slightly warmer in person.  I thought this was what Gelish Mint of Spring was going to look like, but it’s actually blue and not green at all…. so I had to seek out a light green, and I’m totally loving this!


And this is the gradient before the stamp.  I just used a makeup sponge to apply Ink Calypso onto the tips.  I couldn’t get the opacity that I wanted, but I still like how it turned out.  :)


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11 Responses

  1. Linda Berry says:

    Did you like the polish

    • Andrea says:

      Yes, I loved using Ink! It was very easy to apply. I also love that it’s cheaper than Gelish and they have some really nice color choices, so I will definitely be using this brand more often. I have five more colors here that I can’t wait to try. :)

  2. Patricia says:

    So did you cure lime sorbet before you sponged the tips with calypso?

  3. Norma says:

    Love this design

  4. Thalie says:

    I was going to ask the same thing Linda did. I picked up a couple of bottles at my local discount beauty supply and before I left the lady who runs the store discouraged me and opened up a bottle to show me how thick and goopy it was, so I only bought one.

    • Andrea says:

      They’re not thick and goopy at all! When I first got them in the mail they were because they sat outside in the cold all day, but I let them get to room temp and they’re perfect. I didn’t have any issues with wrinkling and I applied pretty thick coats.

  5. Natashia says:

    Okay, now do you leave the sticky film on when sponging and stamping the image? I’ve been wanting to up-do my gels. I’m still fairly new to the gel world.

    • Andrea says:

      I always apply a thin layer of topcoat, cure, and wipe the tacky layer off before stamping. When sponging on a gradient, sometimes I wipe off the tackiness, sometimes not – it’s a bit of trial and error with different colors.