Friday, September 2, 2011

NOTD - Gradient Nails - Blue to Gold :)

I have seen this nail trend on many lovely ladies and I always assumed that you have to go to the salon to achieve.  Tomorrow, I am attending an 18th birthday party and the outfit du jour, is a teal/bright blue Indian outfit with gold embroidery, therefore I wanted to have my nails look a little special vs. teal nails or gold nails.

Now I didn't want to spend any money and wanted to do my nails on my own.  I didn't want to opt for the typical one shade choice and wanted to combo the two, and I saw gradient nails on long nails and thought....could i do that....the answer is YES!

Here is the look and effect I came up with:

Makeup Sponges
China Glaze - Base Coat
China Glaze - Top Coat
Sally Hansen - Xtreme Nails in Strobe Light
OPI - Teal the Cows Come Home
OPI - Glitzerland

I am going to continue to work on more nail gradient tools and once I feel more comfortable I will share the step by step.

The look I was going for was sparkly disco ball in teal blue, I think I achieved that?  LOL...i had found this look for long nails but this goes to show you can also do this on short nails.

Always Smile :)  - Sand


  1. it looks so cute on your short nails!!! keep the nail posts coming!!

  2. Thanks Mariana! It was a bit tricky to figure out and I have ALWAYS been told i had "baby" nails but I LOVE them!

  3. I keep my nails short too, love this look xx