Gradient Rays

Updated: Aug 6, 2019


This design was in a way inspired by sun rays. I wanted to achieve the same look with the rays breaking through but express it with a different color that a normal sun set or sun rise. I love the way the ray differ from the gradient. It stands out while being subtle.

This design is basic and can be used for an everyday look. It can be changed up with difference colors, more colors, different directionals, or different gradients.

Now let me tell you how I achieved this look.


For this design, I used striping tape, a latex free makeup sponge, Bliss Kiss Simply Peel, and the following polish:

Light Blue: Fingerpaints "Wild about Hue"

Blue: Color Club "Route 66"

and my new favorite quick dry top coat "Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat" by Super Lacquer.


How To:

First I started with a base color using Fingerpaints "Wild About Hue" followed by a layer of quick dry top coat.

While I waited for those two nails to dry, I painted the remaining nails using Color Club "Route 66." Once the ring and middle fingers were dry enough (around 5-10 minutes), I applied the striping tape on the two nails.

Next, I used the Simply Peel to cover my cuticle and side of the fingers to prevent the need for clean up with acetone.

Once the Simply Peel was dry, I painted both colors on to the make up sponge making sure to overlap a little so the colors would blend well. I lightly dabbed the polish onto the nail and repeated this step about 4 times to reach full opacity. I then quickly removed the Simply Peel and striping tape.

Lastly, I applied a layer of quick dry top coat to seal everything in.


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