NOTD and Tutorial: Sparkly Blue Gradient Nails
Nails of the day care of Caronia Frosted in Bliss and Wish Nail Colors Glitter Polish. Read on if you wanna know how to create this sparkly baby blue gradient look.
I created my first gradient nail look in my post *here.* I used three different polishes for that. This time around, I used only one color to create the gradient. Can't be any simpler than this, me thinks :)
I said in my previous NOTDs that I'm not a fan of sheer polishes. Then it struck me that sheer nail colors work perfectly for gradient effects. So I immediately rummaged through my polishes and looked for a sheer one. Lo and behold, Caronia in Bliss!
What to do:
1. Apply base coat of choice to protect your nails from being stained (or stained further, in my case) ;P
2. Apply one coat of the sheer polish all over the nail. I used Caronia Frosted in Bliss. Let dry.
|See how sheer this polish is?|
4. Apply another coat of polish, covering only about one-third of the nail from the tip. Simply put, create a thick French tip. Let dry.
5. At this point, the edges of the layers may look a bit harsh. To soften the edges, top the color with a glitter polish of choice. I used Wish Nail Colors Glitter Polish (the gold one). Wrap the tips as you go along. You may choose to apply top coat but I didn't anymore because I didn't want to end up with a thick layer of polish.
And then you're done! Honestly, I was a little bit frustrated because I couldn't get my cam to capture the real color of the glitters :( They look dark blue to black in the pics but they're actually gold.
Anyway, easy-peasey, right? What do you think? Lemme know if you're gonna try this, ok? :D