So I sort of, kind of deleted Photoshop from my computer when cleaning out my hard drive…which explains my absence—apologies!
GRADIENT SERIES: NEUTRAL/NEON
OPI Skull and Glossbones
China Glaze Electric Pineapple
GRADIENT SERIES: NEON (ORANGE/PINK)
Find my tutorial [here]!
I am absolutely obsessed with gradients~ Waaah!
China Glaze Papaya Punch
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef
You will need: two nail polish colors, make up sponge, acetone/brush for clean up, tape (optional)
1. Apply your base color of choice until it reaches full opacity. Allow to dry. (Don’t forget to use your base coat!~)
2. Generously brush your second polish (color you want on the tips) ONTO the flat surface of your makeup sponge—it will absorb polish relatively quickly. Starting from the tip of your nail, slowly and gently dab sponge towards the middle of the nail, working tiny sections at a time. Repeat this step until the tip of your nail is opaque. Do not worry if you were sloppy! You may tape around your nail to avoid cleanup.
3. To correct any inconsistencies in the previous step, brush both colored polishes above each other onto the makeup sponge—don’t forget to apply polish generously on the sponge. Now you will dab up and down slightly on your ENTIRE nail so that the gradient will become very fluid. (:
4. Remove tape if used and using a tiny brush dipped in pure acetone, clean up the cuticle area and around the nail. Top with top coat!!!!
If you use my tutorial for your own creations, please tag me! I’d love to see how awesome you guys do! Also, you can follow me on Instagram for more frequent posts via slacquerr!
Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter my giveaway featuring Revlon’s Whimsical amongst other fun polishes! Ends 4/30
PASTEL GRADIENT <:
EDIT: You can find my tutorial here.
Essie French Affair
Kleancolor Pastel Blue
Meanwhile, don’t forget to enter my giveaway featuring Revlon’s Whimsical amongst other fun polishes!
GLITTER HALF MOONS & NEEDLE DRAG
I’ve combined many of my loves into one manicure: complimentary colors, half moons, glitter, needle drag, and ombre! :D This was also my submission for Cindy’s giveaway (:
Wet ‘n’ Wild 24 Karats
Color Club Secret Rendezvous
Finger Paints Purple Pinstripe