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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blurple Syrup Gradient with Polka Dots (and a Bonus Manicure)


This morning I had to bust out some nail art very quickly, but still wanted to do something cute and somewhat impressive looking. I turned to the syrup gradient technique, which provides a nice looking gradient in a short amount of time. It is even more convincing if you put something over the top of it, like a glitter or some polka dots.


I used three polishes in this nail art:
Jin Soon - Cool Blue
China Glaze - Are You Jelly
Essie - Blanc

For those of you unfamiliar with the syrup gradient technique, it involves taking a sheer polish and using it to gradually build up opacity on the nail. The layers begin about 3/4 of the way down the nail and get shorter and shorter, creating the appearance of a gradient.

I used my smallest dotting tool to add the white polka dot pattern.


I also did a similar manicure a while ago using China Glaze Shell-o as the gradient polish. As you can see, it was before I changed my nail shape!

16 comments:

  1. The all over color of that gradient is gorgeous, and the white dots finish off the design. Thank you for the wonderful photos!

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  2. Виктория АртамоноваJune 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    ...so I've invented the wheel recently )) did this gradient with Picture Polish Shy Violet. OK now I know there's a name for it! :)

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  3. I love that colour combo! I just wish I had more jelly polishes so I could do this all the time because sponge gradients just never seem to be my forte LOL

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  4. Soo pretty! The effect looks like from a thermal polish which I really like ^-^

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  5. Blue and purple.. Beautiful combo :)

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  6. i'd like to make the same manicure!:))) thanx for ideas!

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  7. Gorgeous!

    -Ariel

    http://mermaidsnails.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love it! I will be attempting this haha

    x

    http://ceejayxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Very cool! I've never done a "syrup gradient" before...I do "messy gradients" but never with a jelly or sheer shade! I'll need to try this asap!

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  10. I like this! And syrup like gradients are a very cool version of the regular ones :)

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  11. I have never heard of the syrup affect when it comes to gradients before, so I guess I learn something new every day! This has a very great finish, and I love the idea of dotting on it afterwards. Beautiful <3

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/07/camping-in-amsterdam.html

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  12. What is the second color you used with Shello? I love this mani and the colors on both!

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  13. Hmm I don't remember off the top of my head! Maybe OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons?

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