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Okay guys. I’m going to warn you all now – this is way out of my comfort zone. I’d love to be able to do fancy nail art like Charlie does (we all know she is totes amazeballs, right?) but my awful clumsiness and impatience tends to get the better of me. So it was suggested that I try the gradient challenge – a relatively simple start point.
So here is my attempt…
I went for a fiery sunset gradient using Fearne’s ‘Burnt Out’ and Rimmels ‘Sunshine’. You need a wedge shaped make up sponge for this trick and they’re pretty cheap to get hold of. I cut my sponge down so that it was the size of my biggest nail and made sure I had a flat surface area to work with. I then painted on my two colours in big stripes and patted it onto my base coated nail. When your patting, you can move up, down, side to side – this is how you get a good blended gradient effect. I did this for two coats and then top coated. Burnt Out gave a really nice shimmer to this effect!
This did turn out a lot better than I thought it would but my faith in my abilities is a little lacking to say the least!