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.
I love how the gradient manicure technique makes the two holos Tristam and Saint George look like a faux duochrome holographic nail polish.
The stamping adds a subtle extra to the manicure and also adds more holographic sparkles. ♥
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! ♥