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Is This The Easiest Gradient Nail Ever?

16 June, 2019 - 12:44pm by - Head Pixie | 18 Comments

By BR Tabatha

Oh to be magic on the manicure front. To have the steady hand that can create intricate designs, or lay down tiny jewels and specks of glitter just so. Alas, not all of us have the ability, or the patience, to express our artistic selves on our nails and find ourselves haphazardly sploshing on one shade or spending a goodly amount at our local nail salon... until now.

There's a different take on the gradient nail, and we're loving it because it's infinitely doable.

beautyworksbyamy

As you can see there's no fancy sponge work or requirement for peel-off latex to be seen. Just one colour family descending from darkest to lightest. What we love about this take on gradient nails is that it's the perfect manicure for those of us who failed art at school! So long as you can colour in the lines (or, if you are handy with a bit of nail polish remover) you can create this look.

kjdidmynails

Downside? You would need to have quite the collection of polish going on to put a gradient look together. BUT (justification alert!), you can pick up affordable polish, AND once you've got them you can recreate the look loads of times - which in the long run is more affordable than multiple trips to the nail salon.

lucy_opiaustralia

So, do tell our beauties - Is this your kind of at-home manicure style? What colour family would you get your gradient on with? Chat away!

Comments

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4th July, 2019

Ooooh those mauves are my colours

3rd July, 2019

I like the pink! Could be worth a shot of you have a variety of similar shades

24th June, 2019

Love the top picture,very classy!

24th June, 2019

I really like these looks, the colours go well together and add a bit of fun.

18th June, 2019

So pretty... =)

18th June, 2019

Ooh those pink/purple nails are pretty!

Although I like easy I prefer consistency and plain when it comes to my nails, unless the gradient is on one nail rather than all 5..

17th June, 2019

Beautiful, oh how I miss having nails like that ..I’m going to sulk now lol

17th June, 2019

All those are beautiful, I do love pinks and reds.

Whittakers-lover
18th June, 2019

Aren’t the pinks and reds great :-)

17th June, 2019

I do like easy, but I'd probably just stick to one colour.

17th June, 2019

This looks great! I try to only keep colours i use so dont have many doubt I can create this look with my current collection.

16th June, 2019

Love these! A nude colour would be great.

16th June, 2019

Oooh these are cute definitely a fan of this. I would need to buy a few more colours though.

Silvene
16th June, 2019

Read my tip below, it may save you having to buy more colours!

16th June, 2019

Oooooh those plum colours are beautiful.

16th June, 2019

I like the first one! I don’t do my nails though as they chip too quickly.

Silvene
16th June, 2019

Daily use of cuticle oil will help prevent chipping & keep your polish supple. Don’t soak your nails before painting them & wait at least two to three hours after bathing, swimming or showering before painting your nails, to prevent chipping

worldofsooziewong
16th June, 2019

Sadly my nails are tools not jewels so it’s easier just to keep them bare and just paint my toe nails instead.

16th June, 2019

You don’t necessarily need 5 different colour polishes, just one dark coloured shade, one white and a piece of tin foil or a plastic art palette. Place four blobs of coloured polish onto the foil or palette and add a tiny bit of white to the first blob, a little more to the second, and even more white to the third and fourth to create your gradients. Mix well and then paint your nails. You can use the brush out of your coloured polish bottle, just wipe it well before each colour and again before replacing it back in the bottle.

Whittakers-lover
18th June, 2019

Your very clever. Thanks for sharing.

worldofsooziewong
16th June, 2019

Great tip!

Helibabi
18th June, 2019

Good money saving idea thanks

Music
12th August, 2019

Great tips! Thanks.