I learned to do this nail look during Shopper’s Drug Marts nail art contest. This was my second entry. And while I love the look of this process, it took a little longer and required a little more thought than what I would want to do again. I love the color combinations though. There was a Youtube video featuring Paige Dzenis’s (from fashionmagazine.com) tutorial video for the Sunset Gradient Nails (they call it tropical sunset) but it has been deleted.
And here is my final look. Not bad, right?
The polishes I used were:
- Ceramic Glaze — Exotic Dragonfruit (substitued for L’Oreal’s Member’s Only)
- Cover Girl Stay Brilliant — #250 My Papaya
- L’Oreal Nail Color — #111 Not a Cloud in Sight
- Cover Girl Stay Brilliant — #295 Out of the Blue
- Cover Girl Stay Brilliant — #290 Constant Caribbean
Personally, I think Cover Girl’s Constant Caribbean makes this look!
It is an easy process really, just a bit time consuming with figuring out placement and applying so many different layers. My favorite part was learning to use a make-up sponge for the first time — I will definitely experiment with this technique further to see what I come up with.
For my protective base coat I used Revlon’s base/top coat, which I cannot say enough good things about, and finished off with Julep’s Freedom Polymer Top Coat (getting low on this stuff and need to get more of it because it rocks).
You know when you add some nail art and it always looks better on one hand than the other? That was not the case with this project. I worked on both hands simultaneously to keep the color balance and I think that helped a lot. This nail art project is definitely worth trying at least once.