21 May 2010

Blue Gradient Fantasy Nails






This nail tutorial will show you how to achieve a gradient nail using a sponging technique. For this looks I've chosen to go from a light blue, to a medium purple, and finally to a dark blue with glitter overlay. This is the first gradient nails I've ever done, so I swear to you even a beginner can achieve this! You don't need to use as many different polish colors as I have, but it makes the gradient effect look even cooler.


Nailpolish used:

Illamasqua Caress
Illamasqua Jo'Mina
China Glaze Grape Juice
Maybelline Blue Sapphire
Zoya Kotori
Essence Clyde
Seche Vite topcoat

Video Link

28 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! Def going to try it out sometime!

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  2. you can also use a kitchen sponge, it has the same purpose :)

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  3. Anonymous8:41 pm

    Hi Julia,
    This is just excellent, as all your videos are. Couple questions though; how much time did you let elapse before putting on the next coat of polish? Did you wait until each coat had dried fully? Also, did you use two coats of polish for your base colour? Can't wait to try this!

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  4. I just did 5 nails at a time, so by the time I finished one hand, I would move on to the next color. I used 2 coats for the base manicure, and let that dry completely before starting the sponging.

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  5. Anonymous9:10 pm

    This is just so art like. I love the look!

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  6. freaking gorgeous! oohh i wish i had nice nails =(

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  7. So, so stunning. You're amazingly talented!!!

    xoxo

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial on this one. I've been wanting to try it and the extra tips you give make a difference.

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  9. what a creative thing to do! i swear you always have the best videos.

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  10. AMAZING!!!

    XOXO

    hardcoremakeupjunkie.com

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  11. such a pretty colour.. the second one... but i looked it up at illamasqua.com and got confused.. cause it looks like Force to me...

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  12. Anonymous12:47 pm

    How long did this take you to do altogether?

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  13. This nail art looks amazing :-)

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  14. Anonymous7:14 pm

    looks very fun to do !

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  15. that look is so nice julia congratulations you are so smart. I going to do for my self.

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  16. I would love If you did a JLo inspired makeup tutorial. I've been trying to achieve her look for a along time now

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  17. Anonymous7:27 am

    awesome, awesome!!

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  18. I love gradient nails. Right now i'm wearing mint/teal ones. Yours remind me of Easter, love them.

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  19. Anonymous12:54 am

    a video in spanish pleasee!!! amo esas uñas!!! una nueva fan =D romina =) argentina

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  20. Anonymous11:55 pm

    really nice, I will try! thanks

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  21. Anonymous3:51 am

    What kind of nail tape did you use?

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  22. wow you are such a talented person! thanks for showing these amazing tutorials, I've learned so much. I hope you find success in everything you do. Thanks!

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  23. hiya lovely nails but what do you use for the tape?

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  24. i'm SPEECHLESS!! you just explained how to do the most amazing nails in less than 10 minutes... AMAZING!! your talent is truly a gift :)

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  25. This is the best nail art video I have ever seen. Definitely going to be one of my faves to do! Thanks!

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  26. Anonymous3:32 pm

    What is the tape you put on your fingers? :)

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