Rainbow Arrows #NOTD – How to Gradient

July 4, 2017

Rainbow Arrows #NOTD

For a while I wasn’t into nail art. I’m not really sure what happened, but doing my nails became a chore. Painting my nails only takes 10 minutes, but nail art? That can take an hour to do. But in a moment of clarity, I sat down and created this fun rainbow gradient nail art using some stamping. Find out how I got this rainbow arrows #NOTD and how I do my gradients!

For the longest time I was creating gradients on a white nail. With that method I was finding that my nails were left with this strange border of white around the edges where the gradient didn’t reach or my clean up brush couldn’t get. It was strange looking. After watching a few tutorials online, I went back to my old method of painting the lighter of the two gradient colors as the base and then creating the gradient on top.

This rainbow arrows #NOTD started out with bases of yellow since I was only doing gradients on two of my nails. The yellow I used was Zoya Pippa. When I first bought this yellow, I needed three coats for even coverage. Since it’s thickened up a bit since I’ve first bought it, I can get away with two coats. I then painted the pink, China Glaze Glow With the Flow, and Zoya Pippa next to each other, making sure to slightly overlap the colors. Working from right to left, I dabbed the colors onto my nails. At first the pink was turning orange, but after three coats, the pink was starting to look pink again. If I could do this again, I’d do one more layer so the pink was brighter. I repeated these steps with the blue, China Glaze UV Meant to Be.

After I finished the gradient, I stamped the arrows pattern using the Bundle Monster plate BM-S308. I used Bundle Monster BAM! White. After letting that dry for 10 minutes, I applied a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to add some sparkle. Then I finished off the look with a healthy coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

That’s this Rainbow Arrows #NOTD! Have you been into nail art lately? Let me know down below.

Shop the products I used in this post:

China Glaze UV Meant to Be

China Glaze Glow With the Flow

ZOYA Pippa

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