Mani Monday's: Gradient

Happy Monday everybody! This weeks theme is Gradient. I love a nice gradient nail, I think it always looks so colorful and fun. But, I have to admit, I've never done a gradient myself. Why not you ask? Well... to be honest... I have no clue! It looks fairly easy and you don't need a lot of tools or time to get a fun effect, but I just haven't tried it before. That is why I like Mani Monday's so much, the fact that it makes me do things I haven't tried before. Sometimes with a very nice result and sometimes with a not so nice result...

Today's mani is... not bad, but not good either. I think it's ok, it could have been a lot better and a lot more fun and colorfull. I think I used the wrong polish for this and the colors turned out a little bland and boring... not at all what I was going for... but better luck next time!

I started off with an opaque base, I used China Glaze Pelican Grey for this.

I then opted for a blue gradient, because I love a blue nail and wanted someting vibrant on my nails. I used Essie Lapiz of Luxury, China Glaze Splish Splash and Dorothy Who?

When I was done with the gradient, it looked extremely boring, so I added some sparkle. I mean, sparkle is always a good thing, right? I choose my antrax pigment polish for this.

This is the finished result... Unfortunately the color from Dorothy got sucked into the sponge completely and I was left with just a silver glitter... not bad, but not what I was going for at all... oh well... lesson learned!

I don't think it looks bad, but it does make me look a little pasty. If Dorothy would have stayed the nice dark blue it is in it bottle, it would have been a completely different, much better look for me.

What are your favorite polishes to use for a gradient?



  1. OOOH! That's so, so pretty! You did it beautiful job for it being your first gradient!! Love the color choices!! ♥

    1. Thanks Lu! I just wish the color hadn't vanished from the glitter...

  2. I love a blue gradient, your's if fabulous. Sparkle makes everything better l)

    1. Thanks!
      If all else fails, just add sparkle, lol!

  3. I think it looks lovely!! I am a firm believer in add glitter!!!