Monday, 17 October 2011

Challenge Week 3: Gradient Nails!

This weeks theme is gradient nails, I was a bit nervous about this because I've never attempted sponging or gradients before- and it looked so hard! But this is really why I wanted to create a 52 week nail challenge- to try new things I wouldn't necessarily bother to attempt; so I bought some sponges last week, and watched a whole load of tutorials on YouTube... And here's what I came up with (the little finger nail is bumpy because I smudged it) and as usual I got a little snap-happy, so there are quite a few pictures:







I used 3 e.l.f. shades for this: I started with 2 coats of Light Pink as a base, then I sponged 2/3 of the nail with Berry Pink (applied in 2 layers, so that higher up the Berry Pink is darker) and then the tips of my nails with Sunset. I think the colours go well together, and I'm really pleased with how the sponging went; I'm not really sure why I haven't done it before, it was actually quite easy (and with this look messiness is practically encouraged!) and I really like the gradient effect :)


e.l.f.: Light Pink, Berry Pink and Sunset
 What do you think of gradient nails? If you've not tried them I think you should!


                                                                                       xGretalRabbitx

4 comments:

  1. This looks lovely, I've never tried the gradient effect either. Its something I've been meaning to try for ages but just haven't got around to x

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  2. Thank you :) You should try it out, it really is SO much easier than I thought it would be!
    xGretalRabbitx

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  3. I did something similar to this last halloween (http://bit.ly/pJl0fH) interesting how you've done yours though, I ended up doing a gradient from finger to finger :)

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  4. Ooh thats an awesome halloween look- halloween is next weeks nail challenge theme :)
    xGretalRabbitx

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