Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Festive gradient dots

Hello everyone! So sorry I haven't made a post in a while. I started feeling like I was developing some sort of cold or flu type thing on Friday and it has really only gone downhill since then! I went to the doctor today and got some medicine, so hopefully I will be feeling better soon.

Today's nails are based off a design that I first saw on my friend Laurie. She then told me that she based her nails on a design from Nail Nerd!


I chose China Glaze Red Pearl and Sally Hansen Whirlwind White to give this mani a bit of a holiday flair. It doesn't scream "HOLIDAY!!!!!!" like some weird Christmas banshee, but I think it's still subtly getting the message across!


To achieve this look you start with a base of white. Then, using a torn off bit of a triangle makeup sponge, build up a gradient by sponging on the red color. If you're not familiar with the sponging method, check out Rebecca's tutorial.

Then, using a dotting tool, add back in white dots over the gradient. Finish with topcoat!


It's a really cool look, isn't it? I was very happy to come across it. It looks like I put a stencil over my nails and then spray painted it on or something.

And here it is from a distance!


I hope you guys like this design, and I also hope to do some holiday nail art soon for you guys! Hope you are having a lovely December so far! :)

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28 comments

  1. so cute reminds me of toadstool from mario!

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  2. It looks a bit snowwy to me... Really nice design!♥

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  3. Way cute! Reminds me a bit of Minnie Mouse.

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  4. This is WAY COOL!! I'm gunna try it:)

    Thank you!!

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  5. This is so cool!! I need to try gradient stuff-

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  6. i love it! it reminds me of minnie mouse!

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  7. I like that, "It doesn't scream "HOLIDAY!!!!!!" like some weird Christmas banshee". You're funny. Nice mani, and I see your thumbnail is growing back out. Yay! Get well soon.

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  8. Sarah, I love your manis.. they're always so cute!! :)

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  9. like it - i think it's got a real 50s vibe to it. I can just see the flared out dress :)

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  10. big fan of this! i totally see the spray paint over stencil thing. i want to try this with so many different color combinations haha

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  11. I remember this design since I wanted to do it as well :) Yours look great too! :)

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  12. I LOVE THIS. It looks pinup-ish and adorable.

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  13. Loooooove it! Polka dots nails, perfect:))

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  14. I pretty much loved this design and bookmarked it when I first saw it for an idea to do later...And I paint it today in orange and blue! I'd like to post it on my blog, would that be okay? I'd of course link back to you!

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  15. @Madame Wang - of course! post away! i got this idea from Nail Nerd in the first place anyway! :)

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