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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Neon Gradient Nails for International Nail Art Day! #INAD

Hi Everyone,

As you may or may not know, Saturday the 3rd August was International Nail Art Day (aka #INAD).

I was alerted to this by the lovely Nail Affair (check out her and her amazing make up nail art here!). I was really glad it was a Saturday so that I would have time to get something done.

Since I'm so so good with very fine detail, I decided to go with one of my favourite types of nail art - the gradient. But I thought I should ramp it up a little seeing as it's for INAD.

I decided to go with some bright neon-y colours and see if I could work a 5 colour gradient.

Top Row: Essie 'In the Cab-ana', Barry M 'Pink Flamingo, Opi Alpine Show
Bottom Row: Orly 'Fancy Fuschia', Illamasqua 'Cameo', Revlon 'Sunshine Sparkle'
I started off with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. If you don't use this, some of the colours won't show up as strongly, especially since it's only sponging, not brushing on. I let it dry and then painted my sponge.

I dabbed it on each nail and topped up the colours every two nails or so. Each nail does look similar but not the same which is something I love.

The great thing about this is it's so easy. Just paint a sponge, dab, and clean up the mess on your fingers using acteone and a brush!

Pre clean-up! Eek!
I'm delighted with how this came out, it's so eye-catching and fun!

What do you think of this look? Have you tried gradients before?




  1. Really love this! the colours are just fab

    1. Thank you. I kept staring at my nails and looking at all the colours! :)

  2. I was sure I commented on this already! Great job Rach, really love the colours you picked x

    1. Thank you! I was so sad to remove it, one of my favourites ever.


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