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.

30 comments:

  1. this turned out great! usually skittles can seem a bit iffy, but all of the colors you chose compliment each other very well.

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  2. i love the glitter on top amber! it makes them somewhat unified

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  3. ooo!! love skittles!! skittle plus gradient is a win!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love love love this a lot :)

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  5. This might be one of the BEST gradient manis I have ever seen. And I love all the bright colors!

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  6. best gradient,, you do this perfectly.... im inlove!

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  7. OMG you get the award hands down for most polishes used!!! This is so freaking cute!!! I love, love, LOVE IT!

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    1. LOL Yeah, I think that may be the most I've ever used for one mani lol. Thank you! :)

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  8. Genius idea to add the fairy dust top coat.
    I heart this gradient!! :-)

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  9. aw i love this SO much - i even love the photos of the aftermath lol. Love the fairy dust on top too xxx

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  10. Wow, so pretty! Such an eye-catcher! :)

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  11. I am your newest follower your nails loook amazing!!

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  12. This looks so great! really love it.

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  13. I love this, it looks amazing!

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  14. Your gradient looks flawless! I'm gonna have to try this method... I totally suck at gradients!

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  15. So nice combooo ! I love gradient nails :)..
    You have a very nice blog dear..I following you now,i wish follow me back :)
    www.nzlsyn.blogspot.com
    Kisses From Turkeeey !! <3 Bye..

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  16. I am terrible at doing nails (my own or other people's) so I love looking at what other people can do! These are beautiful!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I'm amazed that this is even possible to do!

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  18. The gradient effect came out really, really nice.
    The colour choice is excellent.

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  19. Whats the tecnique? I loved them!!

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  20. Love love love! This is amazing!

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Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear any comments or questions you may have! :)