Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunset Gradient Manicure

Hi guys!

Despite my severe lack of nail art inspiration, I was able to come up with this sunset inspired gradient!


Usually when doing gradients, I start with the lightest colour (in this case, the yellow) as the base colour. However, when I went ahead with the sponging, I realized that the yellow was showing through the purple too much, so I started over and went with a base of white instead. Sometimes this sort of thing is trial and error.


The polishes I used are OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? (which is also featured as a full colour on my non-accent nails), OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips and Color Club Almost Famous. I followed my go-to method for creating smooth gradients, which can be found in a step-by-step tutorial here.


Despite the uncomplicated nature of this, I received a ton of compliments on this mani! I think that the combination of these colours just work so well together, so it's an eye-catcher all on its own, without any other bells and whistles.

What's on your nails today?

22 comments:

  1. The colors are really pretty and what a smooth gradient ~

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  2. It looks really good, no wonder you had compliments! :)

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  3. Simple, easy - but very eye catching and gorgeous - I love it!

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  4. I really like it! I would do just one nail, but that's me. Looks Like a reggae song.

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  5. That is so pretty!

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    I would appreciate any help.

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  6. I wouldn't necessarily call this lack of inspiration.... :) I love it!

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  7. i love this gradient, beautiful colours!

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  8. These are gorgeous! Must give this a go, love the yellow so much xx

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  9. This Gradient is the best! Soo Talented!!!

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  10. Amazing grad, never tought of gradient with that colors.

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