Saturday, November 12, 2011

My first attempt at Gradient Nails...

Yesterday, I looked at some tutorials on youtube and on other blogs about "Gradient Nails".  It seems each tutorial was different.  "Gradient" is defined as: rate of inclination or declination of a slope.  The colors you use are supposed to get either lighter or darker as you apply each polish...  

Let's see how I did:

I chose Yachty Yadda by Color Club as my base color... so far, so good..

... and here's where is goes slightly wrong.  Yes, my second color (OPI's Pink Flamenco) is darker than YY, but it's too dark.  I should have picked a lighter pink. (By the way, Yachty Yadda is the only color I painted on, the rest I did with a make-up sponge)  Originally, I picked Essie's Mod Square as the second color, but I was afraid it wasn't that much darker than YY...  Oh well, I'm not going to stop now..

Next, I applied butter LONDON's Queen Vic.  I like this color, but it's a jelly (or close to it), so it didn't show up as well as I would have liked... maybe I should have sponged on a second coat..

The last color I sponged on was Julep's Gayle.  This was a good choice.  Gayle has an awesome formula.

Lastly, I sponged on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light glitter.  I tried to apply the glitter a little more thick at the tips of my nails.

There you have it.. my first Gradient.  Yes, it qualifies as a Gradient Manicure... next one will just be a tad more subtle.  Have you tried a Gradient Manicure yet?  What colors did you choose?

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  1. I like it! Looks like a gradient striped mani to me, and I love it with the glitter on top!

    My first gradient I just played it safe and only used 2 colors, lol. I did my base as OPI Sparrow Me the Drama and the darker color I used was Zoya Anja :)

  2. i like this gradient and to me the glitter is like the icing on the cake! good job mamas =]

  3. The first gradient mani I did was with peaches/oranges. I loved it. Haven't done a gradient in a while! I need to do another!

  4. That is really pretty. Never made my nails a gradient. Your version reminds me of cupcakes. ^^


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