Last week, while browsing the web-space for some fresh nail inspiration, I stumbled across the nail gradation effect. It seemed to be a popular pick so I thought I would test my hand at it.
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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Lovely Lilac
L.A. Colors Nail Lacquer Purple Shimmer
After reviewing many recommendations for great tutorials I followed this step by step picture tutorial provided by The Nailasaurus. I was actually quite pleased at the ease of this design and tutorial. For my first attempt, I chose to pair colors that were only a few shades away from one another in the purple family. I figured this way it wouldn't be terribly noticeable if nail gradating turned out not to be my forte. The darker of the two hues has a shimmery base which lead to a lovely frosted effect on the tips. I am happy to say my first go at it was a success and I am already buzzing with fresh ideas for some different spins on it.