Updated: Aug 6, 2019
Since it's summer, neon colors and polish are always a favorite. These bold colors allow you to stand out from the crowd. Adding a simple icon as decoration on the ring finger brings a little more fun to these bright nails. Best part about these nails is there are 2 neon polishes! Gradients have always been some of my favorite nail art because they can be whatever you make them. This time around, I made them fun!
For this design, I used a latex free makeup sponge, a medium nail art brush, a large dotting tool and the following polishes: Yellow: Sinful Colors “Let’s Meet”
Pink: Color Club “All That Razz”
White: Sally Hansen “White On”
as well as my current favorite quick dry top coat Seche Vite.
To start this design, I added a white base coat to all the nails before starting the gradient. The white base is to make these colors brighter (if that's possible) and give a little more pop to the gradient. Once that was dry, I took the makeup sponge and painted the yellow on half and pink on the other half. For this gradient, I decided to do it diagonally, so that is how I painted it on the sponge. (Tip for gradients: you want the colors to over lap a little bit to help create the fade from one color to the other) Once the sponge was painted, I lightly dabbed it on my nails. Then I repeated these steps; paint the sponge, dab the nail. A lot of thin coats will work out better than few thick coats. The thin coats will allow the colors to blend better and not get too clumpy.
For the accent nail, I took the nail art brush and painted a circle for the yin yang. Creating the symbol is a little difficult because the detail that is required to make it clean, but practice makes perfect so I am working towards cleaner freehand! I took the dotting tool and made the white dots and mixed the pink and yellow polishes accordingly to make the colors dots.
Tell me what you think!