Today on the blog I have a short and sweet post for you to show off these tropical gradient nails I did.
Let me start off by showing you what I used to create this look:
I started with my Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator as my base coat to protect my natural nail. I've found that it also helps my nails with peeling, so double win! I put Zoya Tomoko on my thumb, index, and pinkie for some sparkle. I did two coats and added a quick dry topcoat, I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top. I used Orly White Tips for the base of my gradient.
Once my one layer of that was dry, I used Shinespark Polish Pumped Pink, Outrageous Orange, and Psych'd Purple on a makeup sponge to create my sunset gradient. I did 2 passes with the sponge to get the opacity I wanted and allowed it to dry.
Once my gradient had a few minutes to dry, I went in with my black acrylic paint and a small detail brush and hand painted the palm trees. I was surprised with how easy it actually was! Once my trees were dry, I top coated with Clearly On Top to seal everything in.
I really loved this mani, it was simple but made such a statement. What do you think of it? What are you favorite, easy freehand designs?