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30 mins

I grab for your hand, but I meant to reach for the door.
I saw this gradient nail look by Mi.ezekatze and I decided to give it a try. She also gave me the tip on just cutting off a little piece of the sponge. So thanks!

The colors I used are: A panther blue(like the Carolina Panthers(only description I can think of for this color)), from Rue 21
A darker almost greyish blue with purple and blue sparkles, from Hot Topic
A bright purple, from Hot Topic
And a kinda iridescent purple, from NYC

Also, I'm just putting tricky as the difficulty, because it takes a little practice to get it to look right.

Posted by Veronies from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Veronies's 32 projects »
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  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all your suplies!!

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint all you nails the lightest color you have. I had to do a few coats to get a solid color. Wait for the base to dry completely.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now, tape you nails. This is just a precaution because it's kinda hard to clean up nails without messing up the polish on the nail.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now get your sponge. I bought mine at the local grocery store, but you can find these almost anywhere they sell beauty projects.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut off a little piece.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now paint the nail polish onto the sponge. Just do a little at a time because if you get too much it won't work very well.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now, start patting the sponge on your nail. Start at the tip and press lightly when you get up toward your cuticle. This will create the fading effect.

    (I didn't even notice the Panthers jacket in the background. Ha ha!)

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat this with your other colors. Just make sure you keep putting the most color at the tip of the nail and applying less pressure as you move up.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Midnight Sky Gradient Nails - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once you get all your colors done, let your nails dry and finish with a top coat. Now you can flaunt your awesome nails!

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GSNETart
GSNETart · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 5 projects
<3 it! I find filling the nail polish remover bottle cap, with remover, and using a Qtip, is a great way to clean up the nails without wrecking the polish. Happy
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