Gradient Nails

March 29, 2012

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So after seeing Natalie’s post on her gradient nails, I decided to finally get off my lazy butt and do it for myself. For my first time, I’d say I’m pleased, but this won’t be staying on my nails for too long. It’s definitely something where you can’t expect to be perfect at on your first try. I’m definitely in for trying again, though! I’d say mistakes are pretty obvious for black on bare nails, so try two similar colors, such as a light and darker shade of the same color if you really want to worry about masking mistakes. And another tip: don’t let the gradient go past 50% of the nail! It doesn’t look as cool. I kept trying to make the gradient a perfect transition and would slip up and go too low. Definitely watch that.

Casee asked if I was going to do a tutorial, but why do that when there’s already a perfectly good one from someone I know? You can view Natalie’s tutorial here. Like she says, it is super easy– both in theory and in practice. However, if you want it to look perfect it’ll be something you have to give a few goes at.

Wearing:Hassid‘ and ‘Light Year‘ by American Apparel, and ‘Ice Ice Baby‘ by Confetti.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenmarie March 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

This is definitely a unique look that I have yet to see! I think you did a great job on your first try. The added sparkle at the tips is just perfect too :)


Melanie March 30, 2012 at 2:00 am

Haha, thanks! I love it so much and I’m ready to try it again! I need to invest in new silver nail polishes so I can try a silver gradient. It’s a bit more complicated with metallics and glitters and requires various glitter sizes/densities.


natalie March 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

these are awesome.. this technique is so addicting!


Melanie March 30, 2012 at 2:01 am

Thank you! And haha, it definitely is! It’s the first thing I’m ready to try again right away :)


PixelHazard March 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

This looks awesome. Might give it a shot this weekend

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Melanie March 30, 2012 at 2:35 am

Thank you! Definitely give it a try sometime :)


AJ April 4, 2012 at 4:39 am

Love this. came out very well. tempted to try it myself


Melanie April 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thank you! Definitely give it a try! If you do/already have, send a link my way! :) Thank you for stopping by, AJ!


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