Friday, 21 February 2014

BFF Friday - Gradient With A Twist

Hello! Time for BFF Friday again - myself and Naileymabob are picking a theme on some Fridays when we are both free, and both creating a manicure to that theme, to post together. 

Today's theme was Gradient With A Twist. I was quite happy with this theme, as I love gradients, and have got much better at creating them with two/three colours, or with glitter. But the twist suggested I had to try something new or more unusual. I decided to take the word 'twist' literally and do a 'circular' gradient. My plan for this was to take a red, blue and yellow polish and try to make my nails like a colour-wheel - I wanted the three colours to blend together, so that between yellow and red it looked orange, and between red and blue it looked purple etc. 

....but it was a fail! To be honest, I had to rush these, and didn't spend as much time on them as I should have. They look so messy, and the colours didn't really blend at all! 

To create these, I started with a base of white. I then painted the three colours onto a make-up sponge. Instead of in a line like usual, I painted a third of the sponge with each colour. Then when I dabbed the colours onto the nail, I tried to rotate the sponge a bit back and forth to blend the colours together. Here's the icky results:

And here are the polishes I used and how I painted the sponge to get this horrific effect!

So, if I tried this again, I'd be more careful with the dabbing to try and blend the colours better. I'd also maybe use colours that were more similar! Can't wait to see what Naileymabob has come up with for hers!


  1. I don't think that gradient is a fail at all - it looks great!

  2. It looks great!! I've nominated you for a Liebster award! My post is at


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