18 March 2013

Tutorial: Gradient Nails

Another cheap and cheerful tutorial coming your way, the colour combinations are up to you and along the way I have had a few disasters!

So what do you need?
Base and topcoat
Two polishes - I used A England Tristam and A England Ascalon
 Make Up sponges, I got a pack of 50 or so in poundland (don't have any? a kitchen sponge works too)nail-art-gradient-sponge-how-to-tutorial

Paint your nails with a base coat and then one of your polishes
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Once that has dried paint a stripe of both polishes next to each other on the sponge
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Dab this over your nail until it looks how you like it to look, make sure to top up the polish on the sponge if it is needed
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Clean up if you have made a mess (don't worry, everyone does). Top coat it and you are done!

This is a subtle holo gradient but you can choose your own colours and make it more obvious. If you aren't getting on with the method I use, then do check out TheNailasaurus as her tutorial may work better for you.


 



6 comments:

  1. I do mine you way (instead of The Nailasaurus') it's taken me quite a bit of practice, but it does work very well for me!

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    1. I find it easier this way than her way, but it is a case of do what works for you :)

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  2. I do something like TheNailasaurus only simpler, I just add 2-3 stripes of colours on the sponge and move a little up and down on the nail while sponging, this is the only way I can make it work.
    Very pretty colours btw :D

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    1. I've not tried with more than two colours, I'll have to give it a go.

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  3. Those colours are fab, looks great!

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