I decided to try and make a rainbow gradation out of my red gradation. It’s still not perfect, but I think I’m improving! These photos were taken indoors at night, but it’s much prettier in natural light.
Above: With flash.
Indoors, no flash.
Here is the brightest light I could find indoors and flash:
I added some smooth baubles and made some dots with China Glaze Calypso and my dotting tool. This reminds me of a toy I had as a kid, but I can’t remember exactly what it was.
I want to improve at gradations, but they are harder than they look! Different polishes react differently with the liquid, so it can be very unpredictable. I tried black before, and it was a total bust. Still working that one out but I enjoyed the rainbows.
For all you ladies who want gradation liquid, it’s a Japan-only product by a brand called D-Nails. There are two versions, a regular and one with glitter. I’m using the plain one for now. It’s pretty expensive, about $10 or $12US for a bottle, but it’s lasted me a few months and many practice sessions. I have heard that it can sometimes be found at Amazon.com but I’m afraid I don’t know any details.