Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bright-to-Vampy Sexy Pink Gradient

Vampy pink gradient by @chalkboardnails

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a shot of this manicure quite a while ago. It took me a bit to get it up on the blog because of the Challenge, but here we are! This girly-yet-vampy gradient was a huge hit when I previewed it, probably because it's hard to resist the moody gradient with a pop of color.

Vampy pink gradient by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
Essie Too Taboo
American Apparel Berry
American Apparel Hassid

There's not too much to this to explain; I used a triangle makeup wedge to sponge on the gradient. I grabbed a burgundy color to bridge the gap between the bright pink and the black shades.

Don't get discouraged if your gradients are coming out less-than-snazzy! You probably need to keep adding layers of sponging until you reach the desired look. I probably did four or five rounds of sponging to achieve the opacity here. Just be sure to give each round a moment or two to set before you begin on your next layer.

Vampy pink gradient by @chalkboardnails

I loved this look and wore it for three or four days. What are some of your favorite gradient combinations?
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15 comments

  1. WOW Truly fabulous!

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  2. pretty mu shades together

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  3. Such a great mani! I wonder if this would work with a black jelly toward the middle end of the nail repeatedly or, would that be too much/too thick layering at the end of the fingernails?

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  4. Somehow I missed this on IG. I'm glad you posted it here! Sooo stunning!

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  5. Yep! That's called a syrup gradient. I've done a few before, and they work great! http://www.chalkboardnails.com/search/label/syrup%20gradient

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  6. Just deep and beautyful. Good work:-)
    Maria & Tina

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  7. Suuuch a smooth gradient, and I love how contrasting the shades are!

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  8. Oh wow, what a smooth gradient, it is absolutely flawless! Love it.

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  9. The first gradient I ever tried was pink and black, but it didn't work so well! This is a gorgeous gradient though <3

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  10. I love this design!

    Please check out this Ultimate Halloween Nails Guide: http://stylesprinter.com/ultimate-halloween-nails-guide/

    There are tons of nail art inspiration there!

    Xoxo

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  11. That is soo beautiful! I just wish I was this talented.

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