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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Springtime pink and green gradient

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?

Some of the products in this post were provided to me from the manufacturer or their PR.

39 comments:

  1. I would never have thought to do pink and green! Love it :)

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  2. beautiful!! The gradient is gorgeous and the glitter adds so much style to it!!!

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  3. love this!
    i have yet to give this method a try! But i think i'll get on that tonight :D

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  4. I like the colors you chise for this! I shoukd go do my nails now~ haha

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  5. I've done one gradient but I didn't like the outcome so I'm not sure it I should show to anyone on my blog! lol. But your's looks fab, good job!

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  6. Loving the color combo! I'm actually wearing a gradient now too but just in blues, I wanted a sort of mood polish look. I need to gradient ALL the polishes now.

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  7. I really like this mani. Fabulous color choices, gorgeous gradient, and adding the asbestos on top really makes the whole design look flawless.

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  8. The colour combo is a bomb, I love it :D It would have been nice to see a picture of the gradient before Asbestos, though! I bet I would have loved it aswell!

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  9. I love this, the colors look great together.

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  10. I love the colours you used, especially with the Asbestos on top! I do my gradients yet another way, where after painting my base colour, I paint stripes of the colours directly on to a sponge, and then dab it on. It works really well too! :)

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  11. Adorable! I love this mani!

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  12. beautiful nails :) I like it :)

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  13. I love this, a gradient AND matte glitter in one manicure? Yes, please! <3

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  14. Your gradient is awesome, but Windestine totally brings it to a whole other level.

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  15. I'm obsessed with gradients... Yours is fantastic!

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  16. You are just on fire with creativity! Love this!!

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  17. Booyah!!! Lovely gradient!

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  18. Super gorgeous my dear! Very smooth gradient!

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  19. I love you blog! You are so amazing and such a great artist. I gave you an award on my blog:

    http://fancyphalanges14.blogspot.com/

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  20. oh wow... this looks amazing!!! I love the gradient colors and def perfect for spring ^_^

    Love your blog babe!

    www.mishialamode.com

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  21. This is lovely! Uhm my it's makes me wanna do a gradient ....

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  22. this looks so good! I'm yet to try this, afraid i'll fail :(

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  23. Beautiful!! I really like the glitter over it, it certainly adds to the mani :) Xxx

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  24. so eye catching, love it!

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  25. I love this!!! Gorgeous :)

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  26. i love your blog so i have given you a lovely blog award! check it out
    http://osirisandlokipainttheirnails.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html
    hugs tara xx

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  27. So freaking beautiful! That subtle white glitter is perfect on this!

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  28. Love gradients like this! It's beautiful :)

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  29. love the colors! from the thumbnail i thought it was three pirates colors and was surprised to know it was just moust over mermaids!

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  30. Hi Sarah ,
    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award! To accept the nomination, please visit my blog for details : http://macabremanicures.blogspot.com/2012/05/versatile-blogger-award.html.

    Emily

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  31. Amazing! The Asbestos really adds to it!

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