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Gradient nails orange to pink 💅💗 #nailart #gradient #opi #essie  (Taken with Instagram)

Gradient nails orange to pink 💅💗 #nailart #gradient #opi #essie (Taken with Instagram)

Nautical + Purple Gradient!

I haven’t painted my nails in a really long time mainly because I have no time to paint them, but I had some spare time on my hands today and decided to paint both my toes and fingers. I unfortunately have no original thought of my own so I tried mocking these nautical nails i saw on tumblr a while ago, and I copied this youtube tutorial on how to paint gradient nails. This was my first time trying to do a gradient look, I think it turned out okay.. I can only improve with practice… hopefully!

The polish I used for my fingers are:
First I painted the base shades of the season sky blue.
The second layer was by Orly called Blue Collar
Third layer was Santee Neon Sapphire.
I then used a top coat after it was dry and used a make up sponge to add texture to my nails.
I used shades of the season white to do the dots.
On the ring finger, I painted Santee Gold Bright & then Santee Copper Kiss Glitter and then I used the white to paint the anchor.

For my toes I used:
Base coat Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac,
I then used the sponge for the rest of these colors in this order: China Glaze Rainstorm, Santee Royal Purple, Santee Purple Glitter.