Oh, how I love a good gradient. Relatively simple to do (it just requires a bit of patience!), gradients deliver great “value for money”. It is pretty, different and can be done with the cheapest, plainer nail polishes around. Love it.
I am totally in love with this weeks mani – it is girly and sparkly, totally gorgeous (even if I say so myself!)
I used a light pink from Kiko, number 376 candy pink, and a dark pink from Revlon, sweet tart. As usual for my gradient, I painted all nails plain white (Natural Collection nail tip whitener) and sponged the pinks after it was dry.
To finish it off, I applied one coat of the super gorgeous electric lane from Nails Inc, which gave it sparkles and an extra dimension with its holographic goodness.
Application was a bit long. I did the white base, let it dry for most of the day and sponged in the afternoon on a Sunday, it took three rounds of sponging. All together, counting base coats and top coats, I have eight (yes, you read it right!) EIGHT coats of nail polish on! However, durability is ace: I’m on the 8th day, no chips! What annoyed me this time is that there was an awful lot of excess polish under my nails and that was a pain to remove… Having said that, it was well worth it!
You will certainly see more gradients coming soon… watch this space!
6 thoughts on “Nails of the week – pink gradient”
they look awesome, cant wait to try it
ooh, you should, I want to do gradients every week now, hahahaha! LOVE them!
thanks for your visit! x
Wow, they are gorgeous! I ❤ them!xx
Aaaw, thank you for your lovely comment! x
Such a gorgeous, girly gradient 🙂 xx
Thanks! I am in love with it! 🙂 xxx