Hello guys! So, last week was the Spring Fling Challenge and the last day happened to be a day for water marble or gradient, depending on what you wanted to do. I ultimately went with water marble, but I had done a gradient design as a back up. This is that design. I actually used a different technique this time. I just was not happy with my past gradients. I watched a few YouTube videos and looked at a few different blogs. I settled on the technique that involves the make-up sponge with the nail polish painted right on it. I used Essie Lilacism for my base then took Butter London Fiver and Butter London Jasper for the gradient colors. I did put just a little more Lilacism on the sponge to make the transition a bit smoother. At first, it wasn't really working, but I persevered and moved forward. I needed a little more polish on the sponge than I had originally thought. The end result, I think, turned out great! I topped it all off with OPI Lights of Emerald City and the colors looked great with it! Lights of Emerald City contains white square glitter and iridescent medium squares. The base is a little thick and the squares can take some fishing at times, but it looks great! I really like this one. I did get a few bubbles due to the thick base of the OPI. My right hand looked even better than this one because I had really gotten the hang of it by then. This sponge technique allowed for easier transition of colors that by previous ways of doing gradients didn't. I'm so glad to have found a way that works for me. Gradients are some of my favorite nail art!
What do you guys think? How do you all do your gradients?