Gradient Nails-First Attempt

I’ve recently been enjoying Makeup Savvys 15 Day Nail Challenge and although I haven’t been taking part I was very inspired by her posts particularly day 10 Gradient Nails.

I had a quick look online for tutorials but didn’t find many but figured it couldn’t be that hard.  As I am away on holiday I didn’t have all the tools I would of liked and really struggled to find a sponge, I ended up using the little sponge you find inside jewellery boxes and it worked okay although I thinking using a makeup sponge would be better.

I used Essie Tart Deco as my base colour and one of my Cousins Nails Inc polishes although I think they are quite similar meaning you can hardly tell there are two colours. Overall I don’t think this was overly successful but for a first try I do think it was okay.

I can’t wait to try out some other colour combinations and improve my technique

If you have any tips or tutorial links please leave them in the comment section

Sabrina X

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17 Comments

  1. 13th August 2012 / 11:34 am

    you picked some nice colours here. I have seen gradient nails but i have never seen anybody try it with these kind of colours đŸ™‚ they look really good for a first attempt. I have always been meaning to try out gradient nails myself, but i'm always too lazy or scared that it will be a little too messy. Thanks for sharing xoxo

    http://www.yingcbeauty.com

  2. 13th August 2012 / 12:37 pm

    omg your nails are gorgeous! I tried this but my nails aren't long enough:( make up sponges are meant to be best for this because they have less holes in them in comparison to kitchen or natural sponges, looks great anyways!

    http://eabhaa.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  3. 13th August 2012 / 12:41 pm

    these are gorgeous, love the colours you chose đŸ˜€ xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

  4. 13th August 2012 / 9:25 pm

    I've done this a few times with a white base and two other pastel shades (usually pink and lilac). A makeup sponge definitely works better! I also always use a really shiny topcoat to smooth over the bumps the sponge makes!

    http://www.elizabethlola.blogspot.com

  5. 13th August 2012 / 9:49 pm

    This so prettyyyy đŸ™‚ i am obsessed with orange! I did a similar nail design with white polish and black glitter đŸ™‚ xx

  6. 14th August 2012 / 10:45 am

    Great nails!

  7. 14th August 2012 / 11:44 am

    i love how subtle they look đŸ™‚

  8. 15th August 2012 / 1:00 pm

    Ah these are so pretty- They look really professional and I love the colours đŸ™‚

    Love the blog too

    x

    allthingsbeautifullblog.blogspot.co.uk

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