Date: May 9th, 2012

Holographic gradient manicure featuring A England Tristam, Saint George and Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes) and a subtle stamping

Holo Gradient Manicure Gradient Nails stamping A England Tristam Saint George Princess Sabra Tristam Eyes Bundle Monster BM 215 swatch

Gradient manicures are the current nail trend I can’t get out of my head so I couldn’t wait to try more gradient nails. I was especially curious about how a holographic gradient manicure would look.

Because I wanted to experiment with two holographic/prismatic nail polishes with the same holo particles I picked A England Tristam and Saint George. After the gradient with Tristam and Saint George was finished I wanted to play a little more and stamped the gorgeous Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes) with the reptile skin pattern from the Bundle Monster image plate BM 215 on top for a subtle look. :)

Gradient nails with holographic nail polishes and a stamping? A guarantee that your camera will freak out while taking pictures. 😀

Holo Gradient Manicure Gradient Nails stamping A England Tristam Saint George Princess Sabra Tristam Eyes Bundle Monster BM 215 swatch

I love how the gradient manicure technique makes the two holos Tristam and Saint George look like a faux duochrome holographic nail polish. :)

Holo Gradient Manicure Gradient Nails stamping A England Tristam Saint George Princess Sabra Tristam Eyes Bundle Monster BM 215 swatch
Holo Gradient Manicure Gradient Nails stamping A England Tristam Saint George Princess Sabra Tristam Eyes Bundle Monster BM 215 swatch

The stamping adds a subtle extra to the manicure and also adds more holographic sparkles. ♥

Holo Gradient Manicure Gradient Nails stamping A England Tristam Saint George Princess Sabra Tristam Eyes Bundle Monster BM 215 swatch
POST FAQ
Availability a england nail polishes
You can purchase a england nail polishes directly from a-england.co.uk for £9 each and with free worldwide shipping. You can also purchase a england nail polishes on overallbeauty.com or llarowe.com.
Coats used
A England – Tristam: two
Sponging coats used
Three for each gradient
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: a england – The Shield
A England nail polishes contain 13 ml.
Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes) and Saint George were sent to me by A England for review consideration.

I am really happy how this experiment turned out. Gradient nails are so much fun and if you haven’t yet you definitely need to check out Sammy’s fantastic tutorial. Her technique makes smooth gradients so much easier.

One little problem with the holographic gradient manicure is that the sponging dulls the holographic/prismatic effect. Because the surface of the sponged gradient is rough the holographic particles are laying much less flat on the nail and therefore can’t sparkle as much as when you apply a holo directly to your nails. With adding a holographic stamping on top you can add more sparkles again though.

I hope you like my second gradient manicure experiment as much as I do. :)
Have you experimented with gradient nails yet? If yes do you love it too and what was your favorite combination?

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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116 thoughts on “Holographic gradient manicure featuring A England Tristam, Saint George and Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes) and a subtle stamping

  1. i was looking for Aengland nail polish on your blog, then i found this! now i know what i should buy! you did a great job here! love the mani and i want all the polish to re-create your nail art here!
    love love love lovee!!

  2. Wooow! I so much love this manicure! I am actually considering buying a stamper…I’d lilke to learn to use it. Is it difficult? Could you please tell me the name of the one you’re using?

    Many thanks and compliments!!!
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  3. L Webster on said:

    Beautiful! It’s like English royalty meets Pirates of the Caribbean, the deep colouring is really stunning. Nice work :)

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  4. Maria on said:

    OMG! How can you bear to take it off?? lol That is just gorgeous. I would be staring at my nails all day! xx




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