Sunday, 29 April 2012

I Finally Mastered Gradient Nails!

Gradient nails are something that I've been admiring for a long time but never quite managed to master myself. Until very recently that is! 
I've seen a few tutorials and this one from The Beauty Department looked the most promising but using four colours seems like it would take a lot of time and effort just to get the effect of one colour fading in to another, I figured there must be an easier way! After a bit of playing around, I found a method that's super fast, very easy and all you need is two colours and a sponge.

Ombre Nails Nail Art

Ombre Nails Nail Art

To get this ombré result, I used BYS Pretty as a Peach, Rimmel Urban Princess and a small section of sponge. More details to follow tomorrow!

Ombre Nails Nail Art

Ombre Nails Nail Art

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48 comments:

  1. This is such a good look!!

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  2. So pretty! What kind of sponge did you use?

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  3. You have deff mastered it! I love the color combo so soft and girly.I want these now! ��

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  4. You actually do MASTER it!! It looks perfect!!!

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  5. uuh I'm in love! It turned out so great :D

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  6. I adore how you reversed the gradient effect for an accent. Super cute.

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  7. that worked beautifully!!! I love the colours you used :)

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  8. girl you can master anything. don't be so surprised with yourself. lol this looks amazing (as usual). (:

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  9. So nice! I'd love to try this colour combination too someday :)

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  10. Beautiful! I love the bottom to top on your ring finger! :)

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  11. This is SO pretty! Looking forward to reading the details on how you did it. :)

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  12. Can't wait! I've been practicing, but one wrong move and I put too much polish on my nail!

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  13. Woaaaah, I love how your ring finger differs from the others. So unique!

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  14. So sweet, simple and well done!

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  15. That is perfect sponging, if there ever was such a thing :)

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  16. That looks awesome! And definitely perfect sponging!

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  17. this is so cute, I love the shades of pink. I own a BYS nail polish and I think they're pretty good for the price, however mine is a neon pink and it doesn't get much use!

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  18. I hate pink, but those gradients are awesome!

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  19. These look amazing. Can't wait to see how you got such a great finish!!!

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  20. beautiful, love the way the accent nail is opposite!!

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  21. Beautimous!! I love this effect and I love how clean you've made it look :)

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  22. Can't wait to see the details that follow! I have been trying to master the gradient as well. Hopefully they will help =)
    Amy

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  23. It looks amazing, I need to try it out!

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  24. nice work! I looked at a tutorial and found a way that works for me. I get a makeup sponge, I paint the design i want onto the sponge (usually just stripes) then i dab the sponge onto my nails. I repeat this a few times to get the desired affect, but it is working very well for me. Just got to make sure I have a nice base coat first.

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  25. I love this pink its so beautiful, and I agree gradients are so pretty. I haven't perfected it myself but practice make perfect. I love the accent twist.

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  26. I like gradient nails! I recently started to try The Beauty Departments method which was easier than what I did before.
    I must say I really like the way you did it, so I can't wait to see how you do it :)

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  27. I want to master this too!!!! Loveit <3

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  28. Lovely. And you have the best cleanup I have ever seen!!

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  29. Looks like you tried Makeupwithdrawal's tutorial. Great job!

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  30. pretty combo! 2 shades r much easier than 4!! I mess up whn I do 4

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  31. I love how you reversed it on your ring finger :) Have wanted to try gradient nails for ages!

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  32. These are really cute! I've tried doing gradient nails before and failed horribly! Yours fade out so perfectly. I can't wait to see how you did this.

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  33. beautiful!! I'm anxious to see how it's done so I can try it out myself :)

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  34. That gradient has a lovely "smoky" look.. just like the smoke when you are having a cigarette!

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  35. Love this combo! I've actually been a little intimidated to try the gradient, and since I dint have those type of sponges lying around have yet to try it.

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  36. someone on tumblr removed your watermark

    http://mylifeinnaildesigns.tumblr.com/post/22748129885

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