The gradient trend is huge right now! Thanks to Mimi from Makeup Withdrawal and Sammy from The Nailasaurus we now all know how to do smooth gradients with creme finishes!
I always adored gradient nails and with glitter the easy part is it quickly gives a smoot line. Cremes on the other hand are much more difficult because the line becomes harsh so quickly. With the technique both ladies showed (Mimi polishes the sponge directly, Sammy mixes the polishes before getting it sponged on) even I was able to create a pretty creme gradient!
For this first try I used two of my favorite cremes, a england Galahad and CND Urban Oasis. I first painted 2 coats of Galahad as my base, waited a little, then created a gradient on the back of a stamping plate (one without paper, obviously) and sponged it on with a foundation sponge. I did have some trouble with aiming and sponging on my right hand as I am right handed, but even that one turned out nice. The amount of polish on my skin though was a bit harder to handle.
How do you like my first attempt? Have you done gradient nails yet?