Friday, May 25, 2012

Gradient Friday: Skittles Gradient

Hey y'all.  I'm part of another group challenge and this time GRADIENTS.  I can't get enough gradients right now, I love them.  I did a skittles gradient, lots of different colors and gradiented (Is that a word? Spell check says no but I'm going with it anyway.) individually.  I LOVE how it came out.  I actually tried this a few weeks ago and screwed it all to hell by trying to stamp over it.  I don't dare mess with perfection this time.

I used 15 polishes total for the gradients PLUS I added China Glaze Fairy Dust on top of each nail. 

Blue: NYC Skin Tight Denim, Pure Ice French Kiss,  China Glaze Electric Beat
Purple: Claire's Midnight, China Glaze Gothic Lolita, China Glaze Sweet Hook
Green: Sinful colors San Francisco, China Glaze Gaga for Green, Sinful Colors Innocent
Yellow: Wet N Wild Sunny Side Up, Klean Color Neon Yellow, China Glaze Lemon Fizz
Pink: China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic, Sinful Colors Pink Forever, Wet N Wild Flirty Rose Creme

This is my aftermath.

This is by far my favorite and the easiest way to get the perfect gradient.  You just add your colors on the sponge and stick it on your base polish, which should be the lightest color in your gradient.  I move mine up and down the nail ever so slightly as I'm dabbing it to get it more combined and even.  You just add more polish and do that over and over until you get it as bright as you want it.  I also keep a sheet of paper on my work space in case I have too much polish on the sponge, I can just dab it on the paper.   

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you enjoyed it.  Be sure to check out all of the other awesome gradient mani's below.