Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rainbow gradient.... SIDEWAYS

With all the rainbow gradients about, I thought I'd try something different.

Side gradient

I just painted my nails white and when dried, Sponged on LaFemme - Deep Purple Pearl

The type of sponge I use

With one coat. I used two.
As you can see in the picture above, I sponged just over half of the nail.

Before top coat

I then took Vollare Colorado - 409 and sponged the other half, overlapping the purple. For those who have tried this technique you will know how awkward it is to get perfect, so if you are only trying this for the first time, expect too-ing and fro-ing with the 2 colours.

I then sponged half my index finger with the blue and overlapped with Sally Hansen - Emerald City.
Then again, half with Emerald City on the middle finger and finished with NYC - Lemon Cream.
On the ring finger continuing with the Lemon Cream, I finished with Vollare Colorado - 239.
Lastly, on the pinkie, with half painted in 239, I finished with Miss Sporty - 150.
It looks bubbly in the pictures above but it wasn't.
I waited for this to dry and topped it with La Girls - Diamond Top Coat.
...Then it got bubbly... :/

Now, you WILL get messy with this mani but just dip a bud in remover and clean up the edges.

This is my first full grad mani so be kind :)

Pixie~nails x


  1. I think it turned out great! I love gradients and i think you did such a good job!

    1. Thank you :) Wish I could get the lumpy look out of it but I will no doubt try again sometime in the future... I *am* determined to get bump free grads!! :D

  2. I really like this! I'm determined to get gradients right

    1. Thank you :) This took me AGES to get to this state. I must have been *dab dab dabbing* for a good hour! It hurt me to stop because I am quite a perfectionist when it comes to my art and posting this made me feel uneasy! lol!

  3. This turned out great! What a beautiful rainbow.

    1. Thank you so much :) I may try to repeat this in the future to see if I can make it blend neater. :)


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