Friday, February 24, 2012

Reverse Gradient Nails

I love new nail trends and when I saw this mani for the second time I knew I had to try it out. I first saw the design on a lovely nailboader and then again last night on the T.I & Tiny show. Tiny sported a dark pink mani with a white glitter gradient which was absolutely gorgeous.

I wanted to turn things up a notch so I tried it out over a darker base. The polishes I used were Nubar White Polka Dot and China Glaze Smoke & Ashes.


Excuse the awkward angles of the photos. I had to shoot my right hand because my left hand is under construction right now. Too many nail wraps at the moment :)

These are fun and super easy to do. I love the effect but I'll have to keep practicing to perfect the gradient.

If you know the nailboarder who first performed this design, please let me know so that I can give her credit for her work.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy polishing day ;D



24 comments:

  1. So pretty!! I first seen this on MUA awhile ago :)

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  2. Thanks RM. Me too! But I can't remember her name.

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  3. I tried this for new years but it didn't look this pretty!!!!!

    http://onaturnail.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-years-nails.html

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  4. Beautiful! Black is so bold, but with the gradient it looks almost delicate :)

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  5. Very pretty! Will definitely try this myself... :)

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  6. @Kayono. That's what I was thinking. Maybe I should have tried pink instead.

    @KimsKie. Thanks have fun with it.

    @ONaturNail. I just checked it out and yours is pretty also.

    @LaCara. Thank you!

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  7. I love these too! I did one on my blog in January :) http://nailnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/02/zoya-petra-glitter.html

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  8. Looks great! I don't know who did this first, but I remember seeing a bunch of reverse gradients done with glitter last year by Lucy on her blog, Lucy's Stash. Especially with the glitters from the OPI Muppets Collection, when they first came out.

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  9. I love how you did it, although sponged on tips would also look great! But this reversed version is more interesting :)

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  10. What a cool trend! I think this is awesome on you. :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love you went with a dark base. I've seen this look a couple of times now and keep saying I want to try it but I haven't yet lol!

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  12. This looks awesome girl! It's easy enough for me to do, so I must give it a try.

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  13. That's gorgeous... it looks sleek and elegant, with just a bit of edginess to it! It definitely softens the black.

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  14. This looks really regal. I love it. I always find black elegant and this reverse gradient just made it even more elegant.

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  15. I've done a couple reverse gradients using dark colors like this, I LOVE it. I remember first seeing AmyGrace from The Polished Perfectionist doing this, and I was mind blown (that might actually be what I said, lol). Your turned out great!

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  16. Love it!! I love black and white/silver!! I'm really getting into the look of gradients but I am not nearly as good at doing them as you are! Lol A very edgy look indeed

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