Since starting blogging I have been exposed to so many different nail techniques - and I just want to try them all! On my to do list so far there is marble nails, striped nails, nail stamps and newspaper nails. One technique I can tick off my list though is gradient nails! After much deliberation over what colours to go with, this creation actually came from a mistake that I made. I intended on going from dark pastels to white, transitioning green to blue, and then blue to white - but I somehow subconsciously found myself painting my base blue, and thus these nails were born!
Both colours are incredibly pastel, and so the gradient is very subtle - but it is there! What do you think of my first try? I didn't watch any tutorial, I just guessed at the technique from seeing other pictures and reading the word 'sponge' a lot! This picture was taken straight after painting so you can see there is very little clean up to be done.
I began with a base colour of Blue Moon by Barry M, just painting the nail as normal, and then used an unwanted foundation sponge to start sponging Mint Cream by ELF onto the bottom of the nail upwards. After the green was successfully sponged onto the nail, I went over the blue/green border with Blue Moon again - this time using a second sponge, just to blur out the border a bit. Sally Hansen's Insta Dri top coat just sealed the deal ☺.
What's your verdict? Is the gradient too subtle? Keep checking back for updates on me trying out other nail art techniques! Or do you have any techniques that I didn't mention and think people should give a go?