Red Pink & White Gradient Nail Art

This is a post I wrote as a guest for the blog Northern Beauty, but that blog no longer exists so here is the post.

Hi everyone!

I’m Chantal from Chantal’s Corner and I’m excited to be a guest for Jenna today as part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers‘ monthly rotation. Our theme this month is red, pink and white so I decided to do some nail art with the colours. I know Jenna doesn’t usually do nail posts so I hope you don’t mind the change in topic. 🙂

I spent way too much time on these nails and I’ll explain my lessons learned below.

red pink white gradient nail art

Here are the products and tools I used for this nail art:

red pink white gradient nail art

And here is what I did:

  1. Applied my base coat;
  2. Applied my base colour (I used Sinful Colors “Snow Me White”);
  3. Applied my gradient colours on my sponge and sponged on my nails going up and down a little bit to mix the colours together;
    Lesson learned: when you switch hand, grab a new sponge. I did not do that and when I was doing my 2nd hand I started to get some dry bits of nail polish coming off the sponge and sticking to my nails. 🙁

If it was not for those dry bits my nails would have been done at this point (with a 4th step of cleaning up and a 5th step of adding a top coat), but I had some red and pink bits on the white and I did not like that so I did a second coat of sponging…

  1. I grabbed 2 more sponges and sponged again on both hands;
  2. Once I was done sponging I grabbed my little brush and dipped it in acetone to clean up the extra polish that got on my fingers from the sponging;
  3. I applied a top coat (it helps blur the colours together and creates a better gradient);
  4. I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the result so I added some China Glaze “Fairy Dust” on top (glitter fixes everything);
  5. And I finished with one last layer of top coat.

Done, PHEW! Crazy huh? lol!

And this is the end result:

red pink white gradient nail art

I’m really happy with how they turned out and I hope you enjoyed reading this. 🙂

Thank you Jenna for letting me take over your blog!

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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