Gradient Tutorial

On Sunday, I was in London again for the last game of the season (boooooooo :() Tottenham v Sunderland. Unfortunately we got beat (and I missed the goal!) and now I have a long summer with no football. No doubt I’ll spend even more time doing my nails! I had an hour to spare when I got to London before I had to meet everyone in the pub, and managed to spend that whole hour in Victoria’s Secret! But I did get a free umbrella, worth £70! (I don’t know why anyone would pay £70 for an umbrella!)


Its been a while since I first did gradient nails, so I decided to give them another go, and do a quick tutorial while I was on, even though there’s probably much better tutorials than mine!

Start off by painting your nails white, I used two coats of Models Own Snow White.

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I use a make up sponge, they’re cheap to buy, and don’t have any large holes in like other sponges sometimes do. I then cut it up so its just larger than my nail.

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Paint the sponge with the polish, you need to be quite generous, as it sinks into the sponge. I used Barry M Greenberry, Models Own Lilac Dream, and Pastel Pink.

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Dab the polish onto the nail, side to side, and then slightly up and down to blend the colours together.

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It is very messy! But that’s quickly cleaned up with a cotton bud, brush and pure acetone.

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I also added some tribal nail art using the Barry M nail art pen.


Lyndsey 🙂

8 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Thank you 🙂 I had to spend £70 to get it free, but I’d have spent that anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than £5 for an umbrella!

  1. Where do you get your pure acetone from? I can never find any & I’m dubious about buying from eBay incase there is something dodgy in it haha! X

    1. Haha I know what you mean, I was worried about that! I found mine in Home Bargains, but you can get it in beauty supply shops like Sally’s 🙂 x

  2. No way! I go to Home Bargain’s all the time and I’ve never seen any. Better put my glasses on next time. Thanks 🙂 x

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