My attempt at a sparkly gradient for my work Christmas meal! The photos don’t show it too well but I used a Nubar holographic glitter over the top which is my favourite!
I wanted to try a more summery theme this week so went with a yellow/orange gradient. After trying gradients a few times, I’ve realised that I’m not very good at them, so I used my Nubar Polka Dot to draw attention away from how rubbish the actual gradient was! The colours I used were Mellow Yellow from 17 as the base, Showgirl by Ciaté for the middle bit and then Models Own Fluro Orange (which I picked up recently from Littlewoods) on the tips.
This gradient worked so much better than the one I tried last week! I much prefer the colours and I managed to get the gradient a lot smoother. This time I actually used three colours: No7 Stand Back as the base with Rimmel Green With Envy and No7 Dollar to make the gradient. What do you think?I’m now off to try and decide how to do my nails for my friends wedding tomorrow (she’s been planning the big day for over a year now and it’s really exciting that it’s finally here!). I had ordered Nubar 2010 to wear for the wedding but it hasn’t arrived in time which is really annoying! If you have any suggestions please let me know – I’ll be wearing a navy bridesmaids dress with nude heels.
I finally got around to trying to get a gradient on my nails. I decided to use contrasting colours – Nubar Vogue Vert and Miners Plum) but I didn’t actually like the combination once they were on my nails! It’s quite an easy technique (if you Google “gradient nails” then you’ll find lots of tutorials) although I think I need a bit more practice at getting the gradient smoother. What do you think? Have you had a go at gradient nails?