Beauty Confessions... Nail Gradating

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.


♥ The Details ♥ 
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.  

What is currently your favorite nail trend?

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16 comments:

  1. that silver is such a lovely shade. I like how it's not bright and metallic. You did such a perfect job as well. :)

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  2. It looks great Jessa! Love the purple!

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  3. Thanks for your nice comments. I am glad that this information has been of use to you.

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  4. I still havent tried this out but I really like the way your nails look. I am just so bad at polishing my right hand :)

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  5. I've been wanting to try this technique! Can't wait to see how else you use it :)

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  6. I've seriously never heard of this until now. But your nails are so pretty so kudos! :)

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  7. Pretty nails. I always go back to French tips, but I have fun with the new neon brights for summer.

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  8. Very pretty nails. I love the fresh color. Would be perfect for when I'm out and about, but not too bright for when I'm at work. Excellent!

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  9. those look gorgeous! very well done! are those your natural nails though??


    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  10. Angie - Thank you! Yes, they are my real, crazy long, nails! haha

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  11. ice cream colors, it's beautiful

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  12. Nice tips. It is actually incomprehensible opinion now, but also from general, that usefulness in addition to significance is usually overwhelming. Thanks once again and all the best.

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  13. Aw they came out really pretty! I have yet to try out the sponge technique, but I will try it soon! :D it looks so much fun!

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  14. This blog is great i love reading your posts. Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of people are hunting around for this info, you could help them greatly.

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xx Jessa

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