April 16, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art

I love me a good gradient, and with the weather starting to warm up I thought this red-hot red-to-yellow gradient nails were a great way to celebrate! To keep in line with The Digit-al Dozen theme of 'texture' for this month I added a fun sugar-spun accent nail and some rhinestone accents. I've been enjoying doing texture-y nail art based on the difference in finishes found with different polishes (matte, glossy, texture glitter polishes, etc.) but today I'm sticking some stuff on my nails and showing you something more 3D! Check 'em out!!

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

The Design

One of my first ideas for this prompt was to do a gradient in sugar-spun form because I thought it would be adorable!! As far as the colors, I think Jacki's Lava  Flow nails ((see them here)) made a serious impression on me yesterday because when it came time to choose colors I just felt like a red-hot red-to-yellow gradient would be perfect. I added the rhinestones because the 'plain' gradient nails were a little too smooth and glossy without them.

I really liked these nails and how the gradients went from dark at the base to lighter at my finger tips but DOH! I totally forgot how much reds can stain - especially when they get all over doing something like a gradient. Whoops!

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

The Polishes

For the gradient nails I painted a quick coat of white before sponging on Zoya Sooki (red), Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme (orange), Sally Hansen Sun Kissed (lighter orange), and Color Club Almost Famous (yellow).

My sugar spun accent nail is a full 3 coats of a white polish, then the same red-to-yellow polishes 'spun' in the same order as the gradient nails. On one hand sugar spun nail art is amazing because it's SOOO easy, but then on the other hand I am impatient, so it can be hard to wait for it to be ready to 'spin' :p

The Digit-al Dozen: Red Hot Sugar-Spun Gradient Nail Art | Manicurity

Now don't forget to check out the other designs for today below!




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14 comments:

  1. Very cool effect! That gradient is impeccable!

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  2. That sugar spun nail looks amazing! The gradient is pretty too.

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  3. Get out of here! Amazing! You are killing it this week! Love love love!

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  4. these are just too cool! Did it take a long time for the sugar spun accent to dry?

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  5. Love this nail art, the colors are so bright and matches perfectly together and you had a good idea mixing the gradient with the sugar spun technique, bravo! :)

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  6. The gradient is perfect and I love the "spun" effect :D

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  7. This is such a great idea! I love how it turned out:)

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  8. awesome combination =) Love the sundown colors :)

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  9. Mmmm the gradient is so beautiful!!

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  10. This looks flawless, I'm not sure how you got it to blend so well - but I LOVE IT!

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  11. Wow, that sugar spun is so cool! I can't believe you managed to gradient that so perfectly too! Crazy

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  12. wow so cool! how do you do this effect?

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