I’m SO excited to show this one to you! Sometimes I get these crazy ideas in my head – when I was playing with the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil collection I suddenly wondered if you could do gradients with them. You can – and it looks pretty cool!
To achieve this look I used a textured, latex free make-up sponge. The texture of the sponge is what created that neat, multi-dimensional “melty” look. This polish recommends that you do not use a topcoat and just 2 layers of polish. I dabbed on as many times as I needed, up to 6 layers, without too much trouble. The polish sometimes didn’t want to stick on the tips , but I may not have let enough dry time between coats. I also used a super thick coat of topcoat. Sometimes rules were meant to be broken!
I did a full review of these polishes just a bit ago, if you want to know more. I really love this collection of polishes, despite the fact that you can’t use a basecoat with them. These polishes shine almost exactly like nail foils, go on fairly easily and have BIG impact. Love!
I actually think this gradient ended up looking like I had used nail wraps, which is kinda neat. What do you think – do you like this look or think it looks messy?
This is my first post using my iPhone, which is now my main camera. I’m still working out the kinks, it’s a whole new set up. I wish I had more photos of this look, but because photography is not my forte, it was taking too long and I had to leave to do errands. While I was out the manicure chipped – they aren’t long lasting polishes which I put in my review. But it’s worth the shine!
Melted Metallic Rainbow Gradient – Get The Look
For this look I used these polishes in this order from my index to my pinky fingernail:
- Sally Hansen – Sterling Silver
- Sally Hansen – Titanium Flush
- Sally Hansen – Purple Alloy
- Sally Hansen – Cobalt Chrome
- Sally Hansen – Liquid Gold
- Elmer’s – Craft Glue (for easy clean up around your cuticle)
- Textured makeup wedge sponge
- Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat