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Gradient Nails- Orange and Yellow

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I finally gave gradient nails a try! I’ve been seeing them everywhere and they look so pretty. They don’t look that complicated either so I decided to try. I don’t have the names of the Color Club nail polishes but they are part of a neon collection. I actually tried with 3 different colors at first, it looked good but reminded me of an Easter egg… so I changed it up to some summer colors!

Gradient Nails

I started with 2 layers of Color Club Neon Yellow. Then I painted a stripe of Color Club Neon Orange and Revlon Sorbet onto a cosmetic sponge. I dabbed the sponge on each nail starting from the tip. I reapplied nail polish to the sponge when needed. I then added a layer of Essie Shine of Times.

gradient nails

I loved how Essie Shine of Times helped make the gradient transitions look better. At first you cold kind of see the sponged effect and it didn’t look as “gradient-y” as I would like. With the Essie Shine of Times top coat, it looks much better!

gradient nails

 Have you tried doing a gradient on your nails? What colors did you use?

DISCLAIMER: I purchased some of these items myself. I received others in swaps or from PR reps. All opinions are mine.

Eugenia is a 28 year old who loves beauty products, food, shoes, computers, tech gadgets, and anything pretty and interesting. She works as a consultant for banks as her day job and travels a lot because of it.

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  • http://www.a-taste-of-elegance.blogspot.com Tifa Mai

    YOUR NAILS LOOK GROGEOUS!!! Such a summery gradient. I haven’t tried this out yet but I wanna after seeing this!

  • http://liquorlubeandlipstick.blogspot.com/ ahhhdri

    This looks so pretty, like a sunset or something. Love!

  • http://www.stephanie-nguyen.blogspot.com DSK Steph

    Very pretty! They remind me of sunbursts! :)

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    Your gradient is so cute!

  • http://www.bethht.blogspot.com Beth

    They look gorgeous, I love the summery colours :) I haven’t tried gradient nails yet but I might have to after seeing this! xx

  • http://www.beautydelicacy.com Jessica

    First off your nails look amazing + second thank you for sharing your technique…I’ve been with brushes but never thought of using a sponge.

  • http://electricallure.com/ Amanda

    LOVE IT!!! I gotta try adding some flakies to my next gradient mani, this looks gorgeous!

  • Crystal L

    so pretty! Yellow looks good you on

  • http://myhighestselfblog.com/ Tina B

    Absolutely love the colors you chose, I’m inspired to try this and I’m pinning it to my Nail Inspiration board!

  • http://www.luckybeauty07.blogspot.com Sophie

    This is so pretty! Turned out a little better than mine :P Gradient nail tutorial was one of the first posts i ever did on my blog! I’d love for you to check it out :)

    http://luckybeauty07.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/gradient-nails.html

    Sophie xx