I’m so behind with my blogging it’s ridiculous. So I’m just going to jump right into it and see if I can catch up eventually. Life, motivation and lack of inspiration happens in between. But this is something I like doing, so I’ll dig right in.
Today I did a gradient with holographic curves on top.
- I start with a base of OPI ‘Put a coat on’, a white base coat to make the neons pop.
- Next I paint OPI ‘Gitter off’ around my cuticles to make clean up easier. Wait until it’s dry before sponging. It’s dry when it’s translucent.
- I use a cut up make up sponge that I have wetted and squeezed the excess water off. Paint the colors in stripes. Here I use LoveAngeline ‘Daughters of Eve’, ModelsOwn ‘Beach bag’ and OPI ‘Down to the core-al’.
- Dab the sponge onto your nail, as many layers as you need to reach the saturation you want. Just let the layers dry a bit before sponging again.
- Top coat immediately after you are happy with your gradient. It will help with the blending. I use quick drying top coat HK Girl from Glisten & Glow.
- Remove the peel-off base coat around your fingers. (Not shown here because my phone ran out of storage space while filming)
- When the top coat is completely dry use nail tape for French manicures to create the curved shape. I use nailvinyls from here. Secure them properly around the edges to prevent the polish from leaking under.
- Paint your next color on top. I use ILNP Mega.
- Remove the nailvinyls/tape immediately and pull in the direction of the tape.
- Wait a little while before adding top coat to prevent smearing.
- Clean up around your cuticles using a flat/angled brush dipped in acetone.
I hope you enjoyed this, it’s one of those designs that are fairly simple but I can’t stop staring at my nails. Especially because it’s a beautiful summer day and perfect for holos. I really love Mega and it’s satiny sparkle.