Nails of the week: Rainbow gradient

rainbow gradient nails - somanylovelythings

It is no news I love a gradient on my talons, so this week I went a bit further – a four colour rainbow gradient.

The last one I did was a long time ago, and this was due. After seeing a rainbow gradient on some Brazilian nail polish Facebook page, I decided that was going to be the next one.

rainbow gradient nails - somanylovelythings

The technique is the very same I used before: sponging, and I found it a bit more challenging with four colours to make sure all nails had about the same amount of each and that the transition was smooth. But it happened in the end!

rainbow gradient nails - somanylovelythings

I used Colorama’s 40 Graus (red), L’Oréal Banana Pop (yellow), Kiko 385 (blue) and 343 (green), applied a stripe of each to a wet make-up sponge and stamped to previously painted white nails. I went round three times! I then added the magical Electric lane holographic topcoat from Nails Inc and a clear topcoat(Seche VIte) to seal it all.

rainbow gradient nails - somanylovelythings

To be honest, before I did it, I thought it was going to be a bit too much. It turns out I love it and don’t want to take it off. At all. Seven days have gone by and it still looks perfect and I am struggling with the idea of removing it and moving on to the next mani…

rainbow gradient nails - somanylovelythings

Rating:

5_star

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16 thoughts on “Nails of the week: Rainbow gradient

    • Hi Claire
      I have done a few sponging gradients in the past, and it gets easier each time. I found that it is considerably harder with more colours, this was a bit fiddly! 2 or 3 are a good way to start. The secret is to “stamp” not in the same place every time, shift the sponge slightly every time you pat to get a better blend! And make sure the sponge is wet before you start the process…
      You should try – and let me know how you get on; I described how I did it on this post – the first time I tried, with 2 colours: https://somanylovelythings.com/2012/10/26/nails-of-the-week-blue-and-green-gradient/
      Thanks for your visit and comment!
      Dani x

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    • Love the rainbow, quite pleased with this one. Sad story about the ring though – it broke a few days ago :'(. Not sure how it happened, but when I looked the little spear was missing. Gutted!!! And annoyed!
      Thanks for your comment and visit! 🙂
      Dani x

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      • Totally. On the same day the ring broke, I lost a huge stone in a necklace I was wearing for the first time. Bad time to be jewellery hahahahahahaha

        OOOH NOOOO. It’s very annoying, eh? Can you re-purchase?

        Have a lovely day too, Anna!
        xxx

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      • ARGH! That happened to me before… first broke to pieces on train platform (not sure how) and there were bits bouncing everywhere. Second disappeared, like, in thin air. I gave up.

        Maybe the third one will stick for you! Good luck! 😉
        xx

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