NOTD: Simple Gradient Glittery Nail Art

by xin on July 27, 2009

Hello ladies!

Are you having Monday blues?

Well I certainly am. 🙁

It’s been a while since I last painted my nails.  This is a backdated nail art as my nails are still at resting phase now. 🙂

I know how some girls are telling me that it is really hard to paint nails in gradient, but I have identified few key points to easy success.

1. Always use lighter polish, try to avoid matte polish since matte colors are just hard to blend.
2. Pair with some glitters to cover the imperfections.


My choice of colors. I really like the Orly french manicure light pink. Very easy to go with other colors.


1. Paint a layer of light pink.


2. Then immediately paint a layer of darker pink, try to do it before the first coating dry so the 2 colors can blend better.


3. Let the pinks dry and finally paint a layer of glittery nail polish.


4. Followed by a top coat, and you are done!

Easy peasy, isn’t it?

What I think is, it is a design that looks perfect from afar, but it is actually far from perfect.

If you do know how to handle matte color gradients, do leave me a tip!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess July 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

nicee.. hahaha problem is i like striking colour nail1 and always super clumsy in applying,. finish 1 side kena another. so process start all over again!!


yahui July 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

oooooh gradient nails! i love! <3 i’ve just tried gradient nails too, but it’s the other way round, will post it up soon. 😀


Nikki July 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm

This is very pretty! and doing it in matte really has a difficult level to it! I love yours! 🙂


Jenn July 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I love gradient nails too!! But mine are too stubby for this!!

And like always, you make nail stuff look so easy!! >.<


prettybeautiful July 27, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Jess: lol. same here. i can’t handle matte and striking colors!

yahui: thanks! cant wait to see your gradient too 😀

Nikki: thanks sister! I wanna do your design when my nails rested enough 😀

Jenn: actually, this is really easy compared to the others who can draw 😀 and the best part is, the imperfection is totally invisible. hehe


gio July 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I love gradient nails, they’re so pretty! And you make it look so easy!


Dee July 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

You make it look so simple. I can never do my nails like that, haha.


renaye August 1, 2009 at 12:41 am

wah u know i have never painted my nails. so now i know how.


shen August 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

i wouldn’t know a thing about nail polishes but i love this! 🙂


prettybeautiful August 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

gio: do try out too =) it is really not that hard. 🙂

Dee: it actually looks hard, but when u try it, u know its easy 🙂

renaye: do give it a try! pro-manicure is expensiveeeee

shen: thank you 🙂 but i am sure u can do it too!


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