Since I saw the fantastic tutorial by Sammy from The Nailasaurus I couldn’t get gradient manicures out of my head. I have done them in the past and liked them but I did use a different technique and never dared to make a gradient manicure with one specific nail polish finish: creams.
The gradient nails technique I used back then was to apply a drop of nail polish to aluminum foil, pick it up with a sponge and dab it on my nails. With glitters and rough shimmers it was a bliss and worked perfectly. Because of their texture the not smooth blending was never a problem though but for creams it could have been.
Now thanks to Sammy’s fantastic technique smooth cream gradient nails are no longer impossible. Thank you so much Sammy! ♥
Isn’t it surreal how smooth the gradients look? They look like they are airbrushed but they are sponged. I love this gradient manicure technique. ♥
I can’t mention often enough how I love this technique for gradient nails. It is a bliss to use and I have never seen more perfect gradients than with this sponging technique. Sammy’s tutorial inspired me so much that I wanted to try a gradient nailpalooza featuring vertical gradients with four colors which all fade into each other nail by nail – a skittle/ombré gradient manicure.
Also with this gradient nails technique you can vary how smooth the gradient is by using different kind of sponges. For this gradient manicure I used very smooth makeup sponges.
Have you tried gradient manicures and do you love them too?
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥