Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pink & Orange Gradient Nails

I'm a big fan of sponging so I had to try out this technique too, because the final result is just so pretty. :)

I'm talking about gradient nails, which are very easy to make but they look so gorgeous! This is the first time I tried it and I think I'll do more in the future. I only have one crappy picture, because Fancy Fuchsia is really hard to capture and all pictures are even worse and color inaccurate. :/
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I saw this technique with 4 colors a while ago on YouTube, but since my nails are short, I decided to go with just two - pink and orange. :)
The secret is applying both colors on the sponge (I'm using kitchen sponge). Then you press the sponge on the surface (paper, foil, plastic cup,...) to remove excess and sponge your nails. This is how you get a thin coat with gradient effect. To get a full opacity, you should re-apply nail polish to the sponge and do the same steeps couple of times but always wait till bottom layers are almost dry so you don't ruin it.
I also tried it without pressing the sponge on the surface first. I sponge directly on the nail and move the sponge a bit up and down so the colors really get mixed on the nail and you get a bit more opaque coat, which I prefer a bit more. :)
When you're done, don't forget to clean up your cuticles, because they can get really messy, apply a coat of top coat and you're done. :)

 OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
Beauty Secrets Top Coat Fast Finish Polish Dryer

What do you think about gradient nails? Do you like them?

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for reading! :)

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

60 Comment(s):

  1. Love gradients and these colors are great.

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  2. I'm not a fan of orange but it always look great when combined with pink ! Especially in a gradient :)
    I love what you did. I love sponging but I haven't tried that technique yet, I see it everywhere and should really give it a try!

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    1. Me neither! Orange was never my thing, but I also love it with pink. :)
      You definitely should try it, it's easy and you'll love the final result. :e

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  3. This looks so pretty!! I love how the colours you used look together <3

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  4. loved the color combination...have to try that one :)

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  5. I've got to try that, it looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! I think we'll be seing gradient nails in next weeks all the time. :$

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  6. This looks great and I love the orange and pink combo!

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  7. that is super cool. nice colour combo. i like it, its pretty. I would really like to try that one day :$

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    1. Thank you! :) All you need is sponge (it can be kitchen sponge, make up spong or eyeshadow applicators) and 2 polishes, so you should give it a try. :)

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  8. The colour way is really nice, I think I have to try this way out!

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    1. Thank you! :) It's really easy so you have to try it out. :)

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  9. super je ova kombinacija, volim gradient, ali ga nekako rijetko radim, vidjeh i ja negdje ovo za vise boja odjednom i rekoh moram probat jednom, doduse jos uvijek nisam XD

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    1. Joj, moraš probati! Odma! :P

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    2. rekla bih na zapovijed, ali mi se stvarno ne da ^_^

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    3. A baš bi bilo super videti Blue my mind i neki baby blue lakić na tvojim noktima! :P

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  10. This looks gorgeous, I love this combination.

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  11. I love gradient nails & yours look amazing great color choices! :)

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  12. baš lijepa kombinacija boja :) svakako isprobavam prvom prilikom :)

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    1. Hvala! :) I onda javi kako ti je išlo. :)

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  13. I love your color choices! The pink and orange look great together. I've got to try this!

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  14. I did this last week with four shades of blue. So pretty! They only stayed unchipped for one day though. :( (Even with Seche Vite.) I love your color combo. I will try it soon. It looks so springy!

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    1. Oh really? :( I already removed mine and did another color combo so I don't know how long would they last on me. :) Maybe you should put a coat of sheer or blue polish under so the layers could stick to something?
      I really wish my nails were longer so I could pick 3 or 4 colors together. :(

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  15. i love it, the colors are so pretty together.

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  16. This gradient is stunning! I love the colors that you chose!

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  17. Love gradients! And I love the pink/orange combination! I know my mom would hate it ;p

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    1. Me too! Why? She doesn't like pink or orange? :P

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  18. všeč mi je barvna kombinacija :))

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    1. Hvala. :) Oranžna mi sicer ni, ampak v kombinaciji z roza mi je pa prav posrečena. xD

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  19. Looks stunning!! I just did a gradient on my nails with the same technique ;)

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    1. Thanks Theodora! Well I can't wait to see your manicure! :e

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    1. Thank you for your comment! :)

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  21. Kira huda kombinacija in nasplošno manikura. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  23. OMG ! I love this ombre ! :L

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