Today, however, I had the time to take it off and try gradient nails properly after my experiments earlier in the week. I decided to go for the nude and pink combo.
Here is the finished combo and a quick run through how I did it.
After taking off the Shellac, I trimmed my nails using the Tweezerman Combo Clipper which I got from feelunique.com. I use this as I like a very square shape and it clips in a straight line. I then rounded the edges with my file.
Then I used a coat of CND's 'Stickey' base coat and applied two coats of Nails Inc 'Porchester Square' and let it dry. I then got my sponge and painted a thick line of pink and another thick line of nude. The pink is Orly 'Fancy Fuchsia' which I bought on ebay. It is a really hot Barbie pink! I sponged this on my nails a few times, trying to make sure the blend was smooth. I topped this with a layer of Seche Vite top coat.
|L-R: CND 'Stickey', Nails Inc 'Porchester Sq', Orly 'Fancy Fuchsia', Seche Vite|
Here is the another shot of the finished product.
I actually found this really easy to do overall and will definitely try it again. I love the look and think it's really different to normal. Hope you like it!