Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nude and Pink Holographic Gradient

You know I'm too lazy to do sponging, so I have my own technique for holographic gradients.  This is actually very simple.  I started with two coats of Butter London Nail Foundation to cover VNL (visible nail line), because after using another similar Glitter Gal (Wisteria swatched here), I realized this was the best way to achieve opacity without having to use so many coats.  Then, I applied the lighter color, Nude, at the base from cuticle to tips up to 1/2 of the nail.  One by one I finished with the darker color, Flawless Pink, from the middle of the nail to the tip.  For the second coat, I applied Nude at the base from cuticle to tips to 2/3 of the nail.  That is, covering up a little bit of the first coat of the darker color to soften it.  Then finished with Flawless Pink on the remaining 1/3 of the nail, at the tips.  This can be done with any holographic, since this type of finish allows for mistakes to be covered by the rainbows.

Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation Basecoat
2 coats Glitter Gal Nude (base)
2 coats Glitter Gal Flawless Pink (tips)
no topcoat in these pictures


  1. Oooh! So pretty! This is such a great idea too!

  2. I love this. And I think you did a better job blending the 2 colors than is normally done by sponging the polishes on. Great job!