Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gradient Stripe over Black Polish

Hello everyone!

First, I wanted to say hello to my new followers. I'm really glad that I got the chance to see so many great blogs. I love finding new nail blogs and seeing everyone's creations! So hello to you all.

Today, I have another nail art for you. For some reason, after finishing my nail wheel the other day, I've had all these nail art ideas in my head but that's a good thing though!

I did a gradient stripe over Sinful Colors Black on Black. It looks so cool and it's pretty simple to do. Let's get to it!

Colors Used:
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Sinful Colors Cream Pink
Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth
Sinful Colors Endless Blue
Sinful Colors Energetic Red

Gradient Stripe over Black Polish

Before you even start painting your nails, you want to get your materials out first. You'll need tape and some makeup sponges. Getting these out first will cut down the time and you won't mess up your nails in the process of getting them. 

Gradient Stripe over Black Polish

To achieve this look, I first painted one coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black as my base color. Once the black is completely dry, get your tape and pat it down on your hand a few times to make it less sticky so the polish doesn't stick to the tape. 

Then, line the pieces of tape on your nails so you'll have a line in the middle of your nail. It doesn't have to be perfect and you can do this with any kind of pattern that you want. 

Next, grab a makeup sponge and paint your colors onto it. Then, dab the colors onto your nails. You're going to want to sponge it on a few times so that the color is opaque enough (I did about 3-4 dabs with the sponge to give you an idea). 

Finally, peel the tape off and finish off with a top coat to bring out the gradient and blend the colors in together. If you have any polish on your fingers, grab a Q-tip and clean up any polish.

Also, if you make any mistakes such as some of the stickiness from the tape is on the nail, you can just paint a thin coat of black polish to cover it up. If it's the gradient, you can lightly dab whatever color you need more of onto the stripe to even it out.

Gradient Stripe over Black Polish

It's a pretty cool and simple design to do! I messed up a few times, but it was nothing too serious. Even if the colors aren't perfectly sponged on, it still comes out good!

What do you think of this design? 

Until next time!


  1. It looks beautiful! Definitely going on my must-try list :)

    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see if you do it. ^^

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