Today's post features an OPI gradient and an indie glitter. Gradients are really picking up speed lately, and I think it's great! They are a really cool look, though sometimes they can be difficult to achieve.
There are many ways to do them, but the one that I used for this manicure was detailed by Rebecca in a tutorial.
I started with a base of OPI Mermaid's Tears. I had actually been wearing it alone for a day or so and then wanted to jazz it up a bit, so I sponged on a gradient with OPI If You Moust, You Moust.
My gradients aren't perfect (yet!) so I put Windestine Asbestos over the top to disguise any imperfections in the gradation. Besides hiding the inconsistencies, it just made the whole gradient look super cool and added a little flourish to the whole manicure.
I've seen two other methods recently for achieving a gradient look, and I want to try them both out. The first is the Madeleine Poole brush method which can be found on Teen Vogue, and the second is The Nailasaurus' tutorial which uses a sponge but in a bit of a different way.
This feels very springy to me and I enjoyed wearing it. Have you done any gradients lately? What is your preferred method?
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