Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hologradient

I'm back to doing gradients again! In the tutorial I wrote, the sponge I'm using is a bathroom sponge and is quite porous. A lot of other bloggers have been using make-up sponges to create their gradients and many of you lovely lot suggested I try one myself to get a smoother fade and less 'bumpy' gradient. It definitely works - make up sponge  > bath sponge for gradient nails!

Holographic Gradient Nail Art

Holographic Gradient Nail Art

I used A-England Princess Tears as a base and then added A-England Bridal Veil to create a gradient following this tutorial.

Holographic Gradient Nail Art

Holographic Gradient Nail Art

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49 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Im yet to try a gradient mani... These are perfection xx

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  2. Oh, my gosh! So perfect! I love how the holo really shows off the fade. So, so gorgeous. :)

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  3. I use your tutorial to do gradients, and I really need to try this colour combination, it looks so great! I didn't know a holo will work. I always use a bath sponge, I should try a make up one :)

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous... Love it! x

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  5. Your gradients always look amazing!

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  6. this is freaking amazing! love this

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  7. Simply gorgeous! The color combo is perfect and I can't stop looking at your nails!! :)

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  8. You always have the best looking gradients around town! ;-)

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  9. It looks beautiful, i love the colors :)

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  10. That's beautiful! I have been telling myself I need to try your gradient technique but I am so lazy... This might just change my mind :D

    (P.S. I think it's Bridal Veil and not Bridal Tears! Brides shouldn't be crying!)

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    1. Thanks! Try it, it's so much easier than you think! Right you are! Got a bit muddled there but it's fixed now :D

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  11. i'm crying happy tears right now!! gorgeous! need to try this soon!!

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  12. I'm speechless, it's amazing!!!!

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  13. Amazing! I'm so inspired right now

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  14. You r awesome!! They are perfect! I would like you to visit my blog, i did something i guess and hope you'd like :D nataliciosa.com
    You have beautiful Nails, i mean the shape, so all Your manicures look absolutely fantastic!!! I envy you soooo much...!

    Kisses from a reader from Spain :)

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  15. WOW - they look amazing!
    I definitely have to try these colours.

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  16. it looks so cool! I wanna try this gradient tuto of yours!

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  17. This is so amazing! I love it!

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  18. Ohhhh...this is gorgeous- I so have to try this!

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  19. I've been using a kitchen sponge for mine because they didn't have any makeup sponges at the dollar store :( I need to get some though because this looks incredible!

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  20. another perfect gradient, great idea to do it with the holo polishes :-D

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  21. *dies*

    I.......I can't handle the pretty!!! :O

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  22. Lovely, another perfect gradient. I don't think I've ever seen a holo gradient :)

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  23. lovely gradient :) I think I might do one with Tristam and Order of the garter

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  24. Sammy you have BLOWN UP gradients all over the place! I love seeing them, I might try my own a-england one soon

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  25. IM IN LOVE!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!

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  26. Sooo perfect. I need both these polishes in my life!

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  27. I'm jealous of your gradient skills! LOVE THIS!

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  28. This is so perfect. I love the colors you used :)

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  29. Really pretty, those colours really suit a gradient mani x:-)

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  30. This totally inspired me to do another gradient also with a england polishes, but two that are closer together: Lady of the Lake & Tristam! Really gorgeous this combination you made and I will be duplicating it sometime.

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  31. Amazing, a great result of shade and mixed colors !!! Very nice !

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  32. How did you do the gradient with such a shimmery/glittery polish? I've tried you gradient tutorial with a glittery polish and it pulled all the glittery bits out and caused a lot of random matte splotches.

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    1. These polishes are holographic so they're very creamy and smooth. There are no 'bits' of glitter or shimmer. If you want a gradient with glitter, just put one colour of glitter on the sponge and apply less glitter as you get further down the nail x

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  33. I have serious problems doing a gradient! Can you help?

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