Thursday, 25 October 2012

Gradient Manicure.

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I realised that I haven't posted much in the way of nail art recently so even though I have lots of nail designs coming up on Sunday as part of my October DIY Challenge with Skye I thought I would pop this one up today. My Ombre Nail posts have both been very popular and this gradient design is another variant of that look. I hope you like it!
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To recreate this look you will need a light base colour, a paintbrush, a clear polish, a face/baby wipe, tin foil or cardboard and a coloured polish of your choice

- Paint your nails with your light base coat. To make sure the colour on top will show up well a white polish works best
- Pour out some clear polish onto your foil/cardboard, add a small drop of your coloured polish, mix together and paint onto the nail leaving a small section at the bottom of the nail white
- Do the same again only this time add slightly more of your coloured polish to the mix to create a darker shade. Use your face/baby wipe in between colours to wipe off your paintbrush if you need to
- Depending on how many layers you want your gradient to have repeat this process adding more colour each time
- For the final section at the tip of the nail you can use the coloured polish straight from the bottle rather than mixing it with the clear polish
- Add your favourite topcoat to seal the design and your gradient nails are complete!
 
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I've actually just found out that this manicure has also been done by the girls over at The Beauty Department (its even the same colour!) so be sure to take a look at their post too!
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