Sunday, July 8, 2012

Week 28: Gradient Mani

Here we are with Week 28 of the 52 Week Challenge. This week called for a Gradient. They are all the rage now with the tutorial by Sammy, which I used for this manicure.

glitter obsession: W28: Gradient Nails
Week 28: Gradient Nails

Products Used:
Milani Sail Away
Milani Beach Front

If you follow me, you likely remember this from yesterday's palm tree nail art. What can I say? I'm making sure to get the most out of my manicures.

And if you follow me on Instagram (@kaki_go) then you likely saw this picture...


Someone forgot the tape. I highly recommend taping before sponging. Be nice to your cuticles and they won't crack and bleed. I know Vaseline can be used to protect your surrounding skin from other messy manicures (ie splatter mani) but the more I think about it, I wouldn't recommend it on this kind. You'll likely pick up Vaseline while sponging and it'll get all over your nails and sponge.

Have you done any gradients lately? I'm curious to try a tri-color gradient. Any color combo recommendations?

18 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty! And I love that you used this one as a base for your palm trees! ;)
    I forgot the tape too and my nails looked exactly like yours... clean-up is such a bitch =))
    hmm 3 color gradients... maybe something with blue/turquoise/purple or purple/pink/orange like i did for my challenge mani ;)

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  2. This is lovely! I saw your picture yesterday on Instagram and your final nails look like a completely different mani; they are so clean :) Love it!

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  3. What a cool looking gradient! I also really like the before-cleaning picture! Taping rocks! :D

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  4. A lot of work to clean up but the outcome is awesome.

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  5. Looks great! Thanks for the tip on the tutorial... I need to practise a lot more on this!!

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  6. Beautiful gradient! I never realized that sponging could get messy like that, but it looks like it's worth it in the end.

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  7. This is so pretty! You did an amazing clean up job!

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  8. You choosed very nice colors for this gradient. Very pretty!

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  9. Red, yellow, and blue and then you can get a rainbow effect as you blend the edges together!

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  10. Gorgeous mani! :D Maybe a tri colored neon gradient mani? That would be so awesome!

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  11. this. looks. awesome. love the colors you chose!

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  12. awesome mani.... love the colors you picked!!

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  13. That looks seriously AMAZING! How did you get it cleaned up so well?!

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  14. love the blue colour combo xxx

    http://www.unnakednails.com/

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  15. Really gorgeous! You're certainly getting a lot out of these Milani polishes, aren't you? ;)

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