I have only done gradient nails once before. Seen here.
I did them by painting the base colour then sponging the tip colour on in layers.
It took me a whole Saturday afternoon, while the kids were out and MrGT was being entertained by his Xbox.
These afternoons are hard to come by in my house so when I saw day 10 was gradient nails I did consider doing a nice easy glitter gradient, but this is a challenge, and a glitter gradient is no longer a challenge for me.
Knowing it was going to take an age to do I had been putting it off and putting it off.
Until I got my China Glaze Summer Neons Collection 2012 order through.
They were just asking to be a gradient nail.
(Please 'scuse the shoddy clean up attempt! I had the smallest dribble of acetone left!)
For this I applied two coats of white polish (Boots 17 Mini Skirt) then applied with a kitchen sponge I used CG Sun Kissed (yellow) Orange You Hot? (obviously orange) and Beach Cruise-R (purple) then topped it off with Seche Vite.
I actually painted the colours straight onto the sponge to get this affect, it was a bit messy but the gradient is much better than my first attempt and took a few minutes rather than hours!
If you would like me to have a go at a tutorial for the method I used let me know in the comments and I'll give that a go for you as I'm desperate to try the rest of the CG polishes I bought in a gradient and maybe even try a pastel gradient.
♥ A ♥