Hello, sweeties! Happy Saturday!
It's time for another nail art design, this time the 26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge is about "beach or animal silhouettes". So I thought to do a sunrise on the beach inspired manicure, I hope you like it!
For this manicure, I wanted to do a gradient of colors inspired by sunrise. To my eye this is a bit different from sunset colours, as there are much more blue hues and less orange, but of course all this is very subjective! LOL
I started my manicure by painting my nail with plain white, on top of which I created a gradient with a sponge and SIX nail polish colours: sky blue, purple-blue, purple, pink, coral and yellow. I used "OPI I believe in manicures"(sky blue), "OPI Rich girls po' boys" (purplish blue), "OPI Push and pur-pull" (neon purple), "OPI I manicure for beads"(pink-purple), "OPI down to the core-al" (neon coral), "OPI I can't cope-a-cabana" (bright yellow). After sponging I add a coat of clear topcoat to smooth it out.
Six shades on a gradient gives a lot of complexity to your palette, while it looks wonderful on the nail it is definitely an advanced technique! If you're just starting to experiment with gradients, I'd advice to shorten the list to three colours: sky blue, pink and yellow. You'll get a pretty combo of colours and it will be much easier! This is what the gradient looks before stamping:
Once my gradient was perfectly dry, I stamped on top of it using BPS stamping polish black, the MoYou London Tropical collection stamping plate #12, and the Harunouta stamping plate #17. I varied the images on each nail, to make it look like a "landscape", if that makes any sense.
Follow the steps!
1. Polish the nails wiht white lacquer and wait fro it to dry
2. Sponge a "sunrise" like gradient with a sponge.
3. Set the gradient with a clear topcoat and wait for it to dry.
4. Stamp with black polish and your desired image.
By the way, can you notice that two of my nails are torn in half and repaired with the "Tea bag" technique? I think that's pretty imperceptible! If you ever need to keep your nails long for whatever reason and you get a nail torn, click here to learn how to fix it.
Have a beautiful weekend!