Over Valentine's Day I decided that I wanted a gradient look using red, white, and pink. Prior to this attempt, I had never tried a three color gradient, but I decided to give it a go and take pics of my method to show you!
As I've mentioned before, I prefer the 'pictorial' over the video so you can do your nails step by step as I show you mine. Ready?
I used base and then started with red. I used China Glaze Tip My Hat here and painted just the bottom third - up to a half in some places, but it'll get fixed, you'll see - of the nail.
Next, I used China Glaze Something Sweet for the bottom third of the nail. Overlapping is clearly OK!
For the third color, I used China Glaze Dance Baby. I swiped it right across the middle of the nail. It was then that I realized I went overboard with the red, but again, no worries! We will fix it.
Using a cosmetic sponge, I dabbed on red and pink and started to blend it. I have seen people much more talented than I blend with all 3 colors, but who says that is the only way it should be done?
I did the same thing using the two lighter colors.
Where needed, I went back and dabbed more. I blended each nail until I liked the look. Don't get discouraged if it looks a little splotchy and spotty. Your clear coat will fix that.
Since it was Valentine's Day, I used a glitter topper that I made myself! This mix has a clear base and is filled with red hearts, diamonds, and small hex.
Close up! I do recommend the glitter topcoat because it distracts the eye from any mistakes you may have made!
Since I like to MATTE ALL THE THINGS whenever possible, I added Matte-ict by A Girl Obsessed.
And there you have it! I hope this has helped you a little bit and if it did, please show me a pic!
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