Hey There Polished People!
After my successful Zoya Pixie Dust gradient I got to thinking to myself- “Self, maybe you CAN do gradients!! Let’s give this another try!!” 🙂 So I tried another gradient using another bday polish from Lesley, Spoiled Shrimp On The Barbie, and Zoya Kerry. I think I got a little overzealous with my gradient skills… let’s see em.
Gold Shrimp On The Barbie Shimmer Gradient
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Paint your nails with 3 coats of Spoiled Shrimp On The Barbie.
- Using the polish brush, apply a streak of Spoiled SOTB onto a piece of foil, then immediately apply a streak of Zoya Kerry right next to SOTB, touching it, and then use a pin or a dotting tool to mix a tiny bit of the border between Kerry and SOTB together. Immediately after that, dip a makeup sponge in the polish and then dab it onto your nail moving up and down the nail ever so slightly to create the gradient. There is a tutorial for this method here.
- You can redo step 3 if you feel the need the smooth your gradient out a little, but the gold shimmer in SOTB makes the transition from Kerry to SOTB super smooth with little effort.
- If your gradient looks how you’d like it to- apply a coat of Jessica Brilliance and call it macaroni! 😉
I didn’t call this a disasticure because it didn’t really turn out to be a mess or anything, but it just didn’t look as good as I wanted it to. I think Zoya Kerry just kinda took over and also I just think there was a little too much shimmer going on for my liking. I really like Shrimp On The Barbie though, it’s such a pretty, light-coral/salmon type color so I hope I can do it justice and find a better way to use it in the near future.
What do you all think of these nails? Do you sometimes get on a kick of a specific type of nail art and just do a billion of them over and over until it wears on you? I did a couple other gradients after this one, which you’ll see in the near future, but I think I’m just about done with them. Let me know what you think in the comments below. As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀