After seeing a wonderful tutorial on how to do gradient nails here http://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/04/gradient-nails-picture-tutorial.html I decided to bite the bullet and here is my first try:
I used W7 Metallic Neptune and W7 Silver and a regular cosmetics sponge but had to go over it about three times to get the coverage – perhaps the type of sponge was where I went wrong? A nice thick layer of Seche Vite made it look okay in the end though.
Verdict: I read somewhere that holographic polish is the most forgiving for doing gradients but I only have one so that wasn’t going to work! I thought metallics would be the next best thing. This is easy enough to do but a terrible faff on. I couldn’t see myself doing 20 nails like this.
Try Number Two:
Here I used two Special FX Glass Glitters – gold and bronze (no official names on the bottle sorry). This took even more coats as they are so liquid. Maybe this one would have been better over a coloured base?