Friday, 10 August 2012

Makeup Savvy 15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 10 - Gradient

Today's challenge is the one I have been looking forward to the most. 
I really enjoy doing gradient nails!





I knew I wanted to do a rainbow gradient but I didn't know if I wanted to use pastels or brights.
Once pastel had been settled on I decided to try doing the gradient across the nails instead of down the nails and I'm really pleased with the outcome.

The colours used are, Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream, Peach Melba, Lemon Ice Cream, Blueberry Ice Cream, Berry Ice Cream and Essie Mint Candy Apple. Then I used China Glaze Fairy Dust glitter over the top to give it a bit of sparkle.

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30 comments:

  1. How did you get the transition between the colours so neat and smooth? Looks amazing! :)

    Becky
    http://beckyleight.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, I used a damp kitchen sponge and painted the polish straight on to it then dabbed it back and forth on the nail, I'm going to do a tutorial for it soon x

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  2. This is a gorgeous design, how do you get the colours to blend so neatly and evenly, when I tried it ended up as a big splodge hahah would love to be able to recreate this design.

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    1. Thank you, It's done with a kitchen sponge with the nail polish painted straight on then applied to the nails, I'll be doing a tutorial soon :) x

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  3. AHH, this is perfection!! Please, please, please, please, PLEASE do a video/step-by-step tutorial on this one if you can Alexis! It's the sweetest and neatest gradient nail I've seen :D

    xx, diamondinrouge.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I will def do a tutorial very soon! x

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  4. I need strawberry Ice cream!!

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  5. Such a pretty gradient. Perfect :)

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  6. This looks beautiful :) Such an original idea to do it across all the nails instead of horizontally on each!

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  7. This is beautiful! I wish I could do gradients with cremes like this! :(

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    1. Once you find a technique that works for you it's quite simple! I'll be doing a tutorial of the technique I use soon x

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  8. wow, these look amazing!! :)
    How did you blend them in so well??

    oliviamarianna.blogspot.com

    xxx

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    1. Thank you Olivia (beautiful name) I use a damp kitchen sponge, I'll do a tutorial soon :) x

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  9. wow i love this! such a good idea :)

    I'm determined to master this now I've bought some sponges!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, once you get the knack of it you will want to do them all the time! I know I do! x

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  10. These are amazing! Can you come and paint my nails please!!! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  11. This is so pretty! I can't wait for the tutorial, I really love it, gorgeous x

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  12. I love your nails! There always so clean and smooth. I was wondering how long it takes for you to paint them? Cause I never have the patience to wait for them to dry complitely and I end up messing usually at least one nail. do you use any fast dry drops or polishes?

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    1. Thank you! My nails are actually quite ridged, I have to buff them and use ridge filling base coats to keep them looking smooth! Depends what I'm doing, if it's just one colour then probably 20/30mins start to finish. I use Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat, it's the only fast dry topcoat I've ever used because it works so well and leaves a super smooth shiny finish! :) x

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  13. This is SO pretty! Such a perfect gradient, so smooth...
    (I'll try your 'damp sponge' technique for sure)

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  14. This is seriously wonderful. Love the glitter topcoat, it's the cherry on top!

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  15. This is amazingly cute! I'd love to try, but I'd probably end up with brown somehow! haha ;)

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  16. Tutorial!!! This is brilliant! xx

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  17. one of the most gorgeous gradient i have ever seen and so different from everyone else. i hope you win xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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