This manicure was done by sponging five colors on top of a dry white base. Check out the end of this post for a look at what the sponge I used looks like.
The colors I used are China Glaze Rose Among Thorns, China Glaze Sun Worshipper, China Glaze Sun-kissed, China Glaze I'm With the Lifeguard, and China Glaze Splish Splash. I had to sponge each of the nails a couple of times to get the pigmentation of the neons that I was looking for.
Then, I topped the whole manicure with Lynnderella Connect the Dots.
I originally started off this manicure with a purple in it, as well, but my nails just weren't long enough and the purple never made it on. I don't think it matters though, I love the way these look and are definitely rainbow-y enough for me!
These nails remind me of the neon rainbow gradient nails from Amber Did It. Make sure to check hers out, they're great!
Since there were so many colors in the sponging this time, I decided to try the "paint directly on the sponge" method instead of the "paint on wax paper and pick it up with a sponge" method. It worked out really well! I'm not sure which method I prefer. I'll probably continue to paint on the wax paper for two color gradients and paint directly on the sponge for more complex gradients like this one.
Here is the gradient alone, before I added the black and white glitter.
Last year's rainbow manicure was rainbow "half moons" with cloud french tips!
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