After feeling like I was trapped indoors for days and doing nothing but either lying in bed or on the couch (of course, the few chances I got while taking care of my two toddlers), I finally gathered enough energy to do something that I wanted to do- my nails! Wanting to use the new Essie Splash of Grenadine polish I purchased off of Amazon (not a new color, but new for me), I decided to do a soft gradient. I paired this beauty with Deborah Lippmann Naked, a gorgeous nude. And I always love to top my gradients with China Glaze Fairy Dust.
To create this soft gradient, I painted my nails with my base color using Deborah Lippmann Naked. Once this dried, I used a makeup sponge striped with both Naked and Splash of Grenadine and applied multiple layers of these colors. Every time I dabbed my nail with the sponge, I moved the sponge up and down slightly to help the colors blend. This technique was repeated until the desired opacity was achieved. Once all nails were finished, I cleaned the excess nail polish off of my skin using an eyebrow makeup brush dipped in acetone. Last, I completed the look with a coat of Fairy Dust.
|slightly blurred to show the holographic glitter in Fairy Dust|
What do you all think of this gradient? I love the transition from nude to magenta-pink. And of course, the look could not be complete with the gorgeous holographic Fairy Dust. I plan on making a tutorial on how to do a color gradient using this technique so stay tuned.