Monday, April 16, 2012

Pink and Gold Gradient

This is one of my favorite designs! It's great for beginners and pros alike and works for both parties and a day in the office. These colors can easily be changed to make endless designs.

Start off with a base coat to protect your nails.

Then, paint on the main color. I chose a subtle pink.

Let that dry for a bit, because it will be easy to ruin your nails with the gradient if it's not dry.
Once the first color has dried, start with the gradient. I settled on a lovely shade of gold (specifically, China Glaze's Harvest Moon). Take a sponge brush or whatever you prefer to use, paint a little of the gold nail polish onto one corner, and dab it onto your nail. Do this for about half or 2/3 of the nail at the top on each nail.

Once you've finished the first round on each nail, go at it again, this time using the brush to sponge on more gold on the top half of the first gradient. The nail will go from a pink to a light gold to an almost solid gold.

When you're satisfied with the nail, cover it with a top coat to protect the design.

Annnndd you're finished! Only the thumb is shown here, but make sure you've completed all of the nails.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Post your questions and comments below and don't forget to email me ( to chat or make suggestions!
Catch ya later!

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