Gradient nail arts have been very popular in nail art fashion for a long time. But it is still on the trend because of its simplicity with unique design. It is a type of nail art where you can mix up your selected colours in a fashion to make it look like a gradient of the used colours. The number of colours depends on your choice. Too many colours can make it look sloppy. Let’s check out these amazing gradient nail art designs to have them on your own nails.
Before you start with the nail art, you have to choose the colours you want to have for gradient nail art. The type is the best recommendation for summer. But you can still have it through the whole year and a day out would be the best for having this pretty nail art. You can also have it for a girl’s night out or a party by having the matching colours with your outfits.
If you are a beginner, it would be better to start with 2 colour so that you can practice it well to do it perfectly with more colours. Select two colours with similar shade but different enough to get the gradient. Get everything you will need such as two colour polishes, a sponge, a plastic sheet, toothpicks and a top coat.
Though you can use any sponge for this task but it has to be flat at least on one side. The plastic sheets will be needed to put the polishes and mix them up. If you don’t have plastic sheet in the house, you can try out with some foil or baking paper.
Clean and dry up your nails followed by applying a coat of polish with the lightest colour among two colours. Let it dry completely and then select a flat surface where you can set up the plastic sheet. Paint with generous amount of both the nail polishes just right next to each other on the plastic sheet. Ensure that they are just about touching at the edges.
Grab a toothpick and swirl the two colours together at the edge i.e. where they meet. If you want to long graduation, you have to mix a bigger section but if you want a small portion to fade then you have to mix only a tiny bit.
At this stage, you have to get your sponge and dab it directly down on the polish for a few times. Next you have to dab the sponge directly down on to your nails and keep dabbing and moving it by slightly up and down to have the texture of the graduation.
You can repeat dabbing the sponge but ensure that each layer is completely dry before you sponge it again. Otherwise, you will smudge the previous layer and make it a mess. At the end, you have to apply the top coat.
Usually we apply top coat for once but as the sponging will make this nail art very bumpy, applying top coat few more times will make it stay longer. It will also help to even out the surface. When you were sponging on your nails, you must have applied some of the polishes near your cuticle areas. Use a brush dipped in a polish remover to clean up all the excess polish.
Check out the amazing gradient nail art with two shades of pink on the picture above. It is done so smoothly that the transition looks very natural! Try this one with a grey and blue shade. You can select these colours with your apparels or accessories to get the ultimate fashion statement. Try the gradient nails today and get the best out of it!