I am a little late getting this post up but I had last Tuesday off from work and so I decided to have a little fun with my nails. I found a great tutorial for gradient nails over here by Rebecca Likes Nails. I was a little heavy handed with the sponge so the gradient isn't as gradual as I would have liked, but the tutorial is very well done and I think with a little more practice I'll be able to get my nails the way I want them.
As you can see from the picture, I did a slightly different interpretation of the tutorial than Rebecca posted. Instead of finishing off with black zebra print I did a purple leopard print which was inspired by a makeup bag I recently picked up at Bath and Body Works. This was also done out of necessity since I don't have any konad and had to make due with a toothpick for the leopard print.
The colours I on my nails are:
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mellow Yellow
- Wet N Wild Fastdry - The Wonder Yellows
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mandarin
- Revlon - Oh My Magenta
- Wet N Wild Fastdry - Buffy the Violet Slayer
If you have the time and patience to try out gradient nails (it took me about an hour due to waiting for each coat and colour to dry down before applying the next one) I would really recommend trying it out. I have gotten numerous compliments and comments on my nails over the past week from friends family, customers at work and even random people on the street and the bus. It is also a nice pick me up to look down and see my fun, summery nails.