Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art Tutorial





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Published on Feb 24, 2013

This design was inspired by 2 wonderful bloggers, and you can check out their designs here:
Wacky Laki: http://wackylaki.blogspot.com/2013/02...
Globe & Nail: http://globeandnail.blogspot.ca/2012/...

I've received a few questions so I'll mention here I think this took about 2 hours - and I am usually overly-cautious my base is dry when applying tape, that drying period was probably the longest part, then getting the tape on straight because I was starting to get tired =) Dry time will vary depending on your polish & how many coats - also overall time could be cut by only using 2 colors for the gradient.

Nail polish & products used:
-Base coat (of your choice)
-Zoya - Malia: http://amzn.to/1MFXJCK
-Zoya - Pinta: http://amzn.to/1JsH7gH
-Zoya - Purity: http://amzn.to/1U7AEcF
-Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat: http://amzn.to/1K9HQUE
-Sponge - I used a makeup sponge, almost any kind is OK
-Striping tape (or cut thin strips of regular tape): http://amzn.to/1JFbm67
-Scotch tape (optional): http://amzn.to/1MFXQyc
-Tweezers (optional): http://amzn.to/1E7Fzs0

-Start out with a clean, dry nail & apply your base coat
-Use Malia as your base color
-Apply tape around the nail (optional)
-Sponge a gradient using all 3 colors
-When dry, apply the striping tape
-Sponge a gradient using all 3 colors in the opposite order
-Remove striping tape & tape around nails
-Clean up around the nail with polish remover
-Finish with top coat!

Go directly to my taping tutorial here: http://youtu.be/r8nEJsWeVpM
Go directly to my clean up tutorial here: http://youtu.be/RrxQuD5e6jk

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