I do loves me a nice blue gradient...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

I totally love gradients, provided you get the colour blend of fairly similar colours, it really can't go wrong, and it always looks so effective.  I thought I'd go for a blue gradient this time and I am really pleased with it.  Now I need to decided whether to chuck a bit of OPI Spotted over the top, or go for another lazer manicure?  Decisions, decisions!


I did a basecoat of Beauty UK Blue Moon (light blue) and used Collection 2000 BMX Bandit, Kiko 336 and No7 Violetta for the gradients.


To do the gradient, I get a make up sponge (you can get these really cheap in bulk at pound shops, or they sell them in smaller packs of 4 or so in the likes of ASDA).  I dampen it with some water and squeeze it out, then paint the polish directly onto the sponge.



Before applying to my nail, I'll do one stamp onto some paper, to merge the colours together, then sponge onto my nails.



Then I just sponge it on (there's usually enough for two nails a go) and then reapply polish to the sponge.  I let the first coat dry, and then go over it again using the same process until the colours are more prominent.  So it's pretty straight forward, and has a really nice effect.

I then put a top coat of China Glaze Wireless Holographic top coat.


This adds a lovely sparkly shimmer to it.  It's quite difficult to see in flat light, but when you go into the sunshine, or are under "fake lights" you can see it a lot better.  I've taken a couple of pictures in the dark with flash to show this.

blue gradient nails

blue gradient nails

blue gradient nails

blue gradient nails

blue gradient nails

blue gradient nails


Sparkly blue gradient!



7 comments:

  1. I love gradients too and this one is beautiful :)

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  2. Those pictures with a flash! Wow, I wasn't too intrigues until I saw that and my eyes just jumped out *o*

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    1. Yeah, it's really hard to photograph that holo top coat! It's well worth getting some if it's still around, just to add a shimmer to anything!

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  3. I'm going to have to try this gradient thing aren't I?

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    1. Continue getting sucked in, it's the only way, there is no saving you now...

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