Guest Post by LittleF218
The lovely and talented Leanne approached me to ask if I would like to do a guest post on her blog. I jumped at the chance! This is my first blog post and have had such a fun time writing it and taking photos.
I have recently done two different types of gradient nails on my Instagram and wanted to share with you how I achieved them!
The first is a glitter gradient. These are one of my favourite designs to try as they are so versatile and the colours can be switched up for any season.
To begin I chose an off white base of Barry M Coconut - I would definitely recommend this as a base for nail art as it is slightly softer than having a bright white base all the time.
Once that had dried completely I added striping tape. For my accent or main colour I chose a deep purple: OPI - A Grape Affair which is very opaque and perfect for this as it is a one coat wonder. While the polish is still wet I peeled the tape off.
Lastly, once my nails were dry I dabbed glitter onto a makeup sponge and sponged it onto my nails concentrating the glitter at the cuticles. I used three different types of glitter to create some depth. I like to use two fine glitters (Revlon Stunning and a Ciaté) and then a chunky glitter OPI Muppets World Tour, but you can use just one glitter or two if you prefer.