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Sunset gradient nails with stamping and studs.
Learn how to create gradient nails using the wet sponge method, then enhance the design with some stamping and studs.

Posted by Lacquered Lawyer from Shingle Springs, California, United States • Published See Lacquered Lawyer's 39 projects »
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  • How to paint a gradient nail. Sunset Dreams - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply a white base coat. This will allow the gradient to show up better since creating the gradient doesn't apply a lot of polish to the nail.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Sunset Dreams - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sponge on the gradient.

    ◦Soak a make-up sponge in water, then ring out the water.
    ◦Paint a couple swipes of each polish in the order you want them. Here, paint blue first, followed by purple and pink.
    ◦Dab on the nail.
    ◦For darker colors, add more polish to the sponge and dab again.

  • Step 3

    Stamp the dream catcher and feather using black stamping polish on the middle and ring fingers.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Sunset Dreams - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply a black square stud on the index and pinky finger.

  • How to paint a gradient nail. Sunset Dreams - Step 5
    Step 5

    Seal everything with top coat. Extra top coat on the studs to ensure they stay on.

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