Easy gradient nails tutorial

By on August 20, 2014 in Nail Art , Nail Stamping , Tutorials

Hello and happy Wednesday! This week is not going fast enough :/ I am looking forward to the weekend as I am going to Leeds festival! I am a huge fan of Arctic Monkeys and haven’t had a chance so see them live but finally will do on Sunday. To pass my time today I have made an easy gradient nails tutorial. I was talking about gradient nails with my friends the other day and found it a bit hard to explain how I am exactly moving the sponge lol. So this tutorial is a very quick one just to show how I do it. You can find a longer three colour gradient tutorial here.

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I started off with OPI Alpine Snow as a base. I then used a make up sponge, OPI Alpine Snow and Nail Inc. New York Noir polishes to form the gradient. I got the sponge from Born Pretty Store, find it here.

I deliberately chose a very contrasting colours. I wouldn’t say this is a perfect gradient. Some polishes seem to mix better than others, depends on the formula and opacity of the polishes I think.

I decided to make the gradient more interesting and added lace stamps with MoYou London Bridal plate 07 (seems to be out of stock at the moment). Love the final look!

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Thanks for checking out my easy gradient nails tutorial and stamping nail art! xxx


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QueenMiSeRy

August 20, 2014 @ 15:30

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I’ve always been in love with b/w gradients and the lace does hugely compliment the gradient *___* super classy and awesome!
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A.J.

August 21, 2014 @ 16:29

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Thanks!!

Robin

August 20, 2014 @ 17:58

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I LOVE the final look with the stamping! Absolutely gorgeous Ave! I’m also super jealous that you’re going to see the Arctic Monkeys! I’m a big fan of them as well, I hope you have a great time! (and if you get a good picture of Alex Turner I’d love to see it lol!) :D
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A.J.

August 20, 2014 @ 19:43

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Thank you Robin, I\’ll say Hi to Alex from you lol and try to snap some photos :D x

jeanatte

August 20, 2014 @ 19:54

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I love the stamping over the gradient. Nice!
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A.J.

August 20, 2014 @ 20:52

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Thank you :)

A.J.

August 20, 2014 @ 20:52

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Thank you :)

Minnie

September 7, 2014 @ 11:12

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This is so stylish!! I wasn’t really good at sponging technique, but now I know I should dab it around to make the gradient evenly! Thank you so much!!
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Anhy

September 9, 2014 @ 17:17

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The gradient itself looks really cool but I love the idea with the lace so so much! Very classy <3
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A.J.

September 9, 2014 @ 19:06

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Thank you!

A.J.

September 9, 2014 @ 19:06

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Thank you!

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