I’m lucky enough to have an apartment with a great city view and I see the sunrise each morning because I need to be on a subway at 6:55 am, so today my inspiration was ‘Sunrise.’ I’m enjoying my gradation liquid and still getting used to using it, but practice makes perfect, right?
First I made a base out of orange glitter. 1/3 creme red, 2/3 creme yellow. Mix together, then carefully add some foil metallic polish, such as OPI I Get a Kick Out of Gold or Color Club What A Drag. I used a gold-based metallic polish to get a warmer orange.
I had some of this orange franken polish left over. I added some red creme to it to get a pinky-orange sparkle. I painted this across the top quarter of my nail and added a thin stripe of burgundy creme (Color Club Killer Curves) to the tip. I then painted on my gradation liquid while my nails were still wet, painting horizontally across every stripe and then a quick swipe downward from tip to cuticle. This is what blurs the colors together to make the gradation. Please ignore the smudge on my ring finger, I got over-excited.
Here’s the final result: