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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  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

  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!


  3. 13th August 2012 / 12:41 pm

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

  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!

  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


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