So, I accidentally bought most of the China Glaze Spring Collection, even though it’s summer. Oh dear! In my defence I have now created a wicked ombre/gradient nail art design. Soooo it worked out pretty well then. Right guys?
Here’s how I did it
This design is made up of three shades of pink and three shades of purple .
I started with the darkest shades on the baby fingers and then worked my way inwards getting lighter in polish until the forefinger.
I then took the medium shade and the light shade (from the same hand) as well as the lightest shade from the opposite hand (in that order) and used a sponge to create the gradient of colours.
I did the same in reverse on the opposite hand.
For the thumb I used the medium and then the dark shade from the opposite hand and then the medium shade from the same hand for the tip of the nail.
Again I did the same in reverse on the second hand.
To create this affect, paint a line of the three colours and gently dab across the nail. I painted my nail with a white colour first so that the colours would stand out more.
The thumbs are my least favourite; I think they turned out too bright.
Nail Varnishes Used:
Index Finger – Lily Bit
Ring Finger – Lotus Begin
Baby finger – What a pansy
Index Finger – Spring In My Step
Ring Finger – Petal To The Metal
Baby Finger – Strike A Rose
I hope you enjoyed the look! This ‘how to’ was quite difficult to explain but I am sure coupled with the images you can get the gist of what I am saying.
Give it a go! Do something bright. I have had so many compliments already. I just wished nail varnish lasted a lot longer.