NOTD: Sunshine, Daisies, Butter Mellow...

...turn this stupid fat rat yellow!

Haha. Yeah, the second half of Ron Weasley's "spell" doesn't really have anything to do with this post but it's too funny not to share.

Anyway, this yellow and gold-themed gradient is what I'll be sporting the whole week for the holidays. And yes, I realize that it's only two days before Christmas so this post might be a little too late for those looking for holiday nails ideas for their Christmas parties and stuff, but whoever said that you can sport yellow and gold nails only during the holidays? You can wear gold and yellow any time of the year! Or green or red, for that matter :)


So here are my yellow and gold gradient nails.


Kept things simple and went with a monochromatic theme and just topped it off with glitters for the extra holiday sparkle.

Nails of the day with Bobbie Glaze polish in Chestnut, Caronia Frosted polish in Golden Sun, Elianto nail color in Bronzy and Sassy Colors Gold Glitter.


To create the gradient, I used one of the sponges I recently got from Tony Moly (*haul post here*).




This design looks like my *2012 New Year nail design,* doesn't it? If you look more closely, though, you'll see how they differ.


I used a different base color for this, Bobbie's Chestnut glaze, which also happens to be one of my fave shades from Bobbie. It's a sheer, sparkly and frosty gold color, perfect for the holidays even just by itself. I used Caronia's Golden sun, also one of my faves from Caronia, as transition color. For the tips, I used Elianto's Bronzy for a deeper gradient. I just patted lightly, though, because I wanted the tips to be more yellow and less orange. Topped everything off with a coat of Sassy's Gold Glitter.


One thing I wish I'd done, though, was put chunky colored glitters on the tips. I didn't have any so I settled for this.

Try it! It's so easy to recreate, and it'll only take you a few minutes to do all of your nails. You can also use it as a base for your holiday nail art. 

With flash

Hope you like it!  :)

What's on your nails right now? :)

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39 comments

  1. Your nails!!! I once tried gradient nails, but it didnt come off that pretty! you're really good!

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  2. I absolutely love doing gradient nails myself but havent tried doing one using a proper nail sponge. I just used a makeup wedge :D www.lovingsunshine.com

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  3. Ang galing mo talaga sa mga color combination for gradient :) tapos yung nails itself maganda yung shape :) pambata kasi nails ko kaasar.. :D

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  4. Thanks Eyah! Ganda naman nails mo ah! :)

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  5. So fun no? I actually like the smoother finish that makeup wedges give! These legit nail sponges give a bit of a gritty (kinda like foiled) finish. :) Love using both, though.

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  6. Thank you, Ishna! Gradients are just actually the kind of nail art I know how to do. HAHA

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  7. galing! ang tyaga mo aya!! while ako, lai nasisira my nails haha!! :D i wish ill have one like that son :)

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  8. It's a very Chrismassy color! I love it ; )

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  9. This is really creative! :) I just had my nails painted bloody red. :)

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  10. WOW! A+++ for effort! I wonder if I can do this to my nails, but this looks really cool and proper for the holidays!!!

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  11. The color's perfect for the New Year! ^^

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  12. Lovely nails!!! I miss having my nails done! I love the color combination. At least you can make use of the many bottles of nail polishes you have other than using it the same way. ;)

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  13. Ang cute aya!!!! hmm maybe i can try doing gradient nails tonight :P

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  14. Going gradient is a refreshing deviation from the usual manicure. I can't believe it's easy to do. I love your nails.

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  15. ZOMG!!! This is sooo gorgeous sisss Aya!! <3 love it!! :)

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  16. They are sooo pretty!!! I wonder if it is indeed as easy as you say it is because I have a feeling I'll mess it up! hahaha Mixing those shades was a brilliant idea :)

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  17. Lovely! I wanna get my hands na on those sponges! :)

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  18. You can use makeup sponges too :)

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  19. It is easy but a bit messy. Hihi. Thanks, Michelle! :)

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  20. Thanks, Pepper! Yeah, I like doing it because it doesn't require me to draw on my nails. Easy :D

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  21. True! I have so many lying around. I've used most of them only once. This way I can use three colors at once :D

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  22. Thanks! You can do it! Once you get used to it, it'll only take you about 10 mins to do all your nails :D

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  23. Thank you! That's nice! Perfect for the holidays :D

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  24. Wala kasi akong magawa! Hahahaha. Thanks, Rovie! :)

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  25. Thank you, Lourdes! Glad you do :)

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  26. wow i must try this one too soon lovethe idea on how youd did it and love the colours as well! xx

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  27. I have my nails done in a subtle shimmery red and i love it! i love what you did to yours. Not to mention, that shade of yellow is my fave shade =)

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  28. Thank you! Hope you try it :D

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  29. Ohhh that's so nice to hear :D I'm planning on doing my nails red (or green) this week :)

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