My first sponging gradient mani
I follow quite a lot of nail blogs out there, and I’ve been looking at the gradient manicures with envy. Some nail bloggers make it look so beautiful, and I’ve wanted to try it out myself for quite a while now. The reason I haven’t done it until now is that it looks pretty difficult to achieve a great looking gradient. At least that’s what I thought.
A month ago or so, I saw a trick that suddenly made sponging gradients look easy. I decided to give it a go.
Here’s what I ended up with:
And here’s a picture taken with the other sponging colour:
I painted my nails pearly white first, using 2 coats of Amor’s “Pearl White”. (I know - great name, right?) I felt so weird having white nails! Then I painted the two colours I wanted to use on the sponge, and then I sponged both colours on the nail in one go. I also chose to turn the sponge around on my ring finger; I think that looks pretty cool.
I used HOT Makeup polishes, the turquoise is called “Turquoise Love” and the pink one is called “Cherry Berry”. I deliberately chose some colours that I know are very much pigmented, so I only had to sponge once on each nail.
Here’s what the polishes look like:
I think it’s pretty good for a first time gradient! What do you think? Are you good at sponging?