Saturday, 27 October 2012

31DC2012: Day 10 Gradient Nails

So I don't know if you heard, but gradients are kind of a big deal around here! Since I popped my gradient cherry, I just can't get enough of the things. I think this might be my favourite colour combination yet. These were just the two polishes within reaching distance at the time but they work together perfectly together and this is one of my favourite combos to date.

Don't forget to pop over to Cris and Rie's blogs to see their gradients today!



I used Sally Hansen Ion as my base colour. Before I started on the gradient I applied Liquid Pallisade* around my nails to prevent too much mess. I created the gradient using NYC Water Street Blue, following this tutorial. I finished it off with two coats of Seche Vite to smooth it over.




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27 comments:

  1. Your gradients are always so flawless! <3

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  2. Oh my gosh, Your nails are always so perfect! amazing!

    Jazz x

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  3. Simply gorgeous! I love gradient manicures, but I prefer them going from dark to light, don't know why...

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  4. amazing!!! love it much!

    thedaydreamings.blogspot.com

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  5. You are right, these colors are amazing together. Reminds me of the sea...

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  6. Very nice and simple.
    I have to buy me a new sponge to do some gradient nails.

    Kisses,
    Z

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  7. Oh my....wow! These look amazing!

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  8. I like the shape of your nails and the mani is amazing!

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  9. I just found your blog, and I LOVE all of these awesome looks! Unfortunately, I can't do anything snazzy to mine because I'm in the military and we aren't allowed to have anything other than neutral colors or french manicures while in uniform. :( I would've loved to try some of these out, especially the gradient looks! I may have to do that one of these weekends when I don't have to work. Oh well, I'm a new follower now. Looking forward to seeing more of your masterpieces!

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  10. These look super perfect. Great job! And great clean up

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  11. Oh my! So darn pretty! I love the gradient effect! I need to try this out on my poor excuse of a manicure! lol

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  12. I cannot find Ion anywhere!!

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  13. These look great and remind me of a peaceful beach.

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  14. Gorgeous! I am so afraid to try gradient nails, but after seeing yours and Cristina's I think I might have to just go for it!

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  15. hi! i'd like to know what kind of sponge do you use? i make my gradients with kitchen sponge but i think they have too much texture. they are not as smooth as yours.

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  16. How do you do this!? HELP!!!!!



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