Category Archives: Gradient

Spooky Spider Halloween Gradient

Halloo! πŸ™‚

Halloween Purple Spiderweb Nail Art

Here are some Spooky Halloween Spiders!

I decided to have a go at a new to me technique called a Radial Gradient, If you haven’t come across this before, it’s circular so instead of painting the polish across the sponge you paint it in a circle, then apply it to the nail in the same way.

I think that for a first attempt I was far to ambitious trying to use four shades (I should have tried with two to start with)

Halloween Purple Spiderweb Nail Art

The products I used are

  • A England – Elaine
  • Revlon – Amethyst
  • China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
  • Revlon – Stiletto
  • Stamping Plate – Moyou Suki 10
  • Hit The Bottle – Black
  • Seche Vite
  • Makeup Sponge

For the gradient I used Stiletto, Elaine, Amethyst and Get Outta My Space, then a coat of Seche Vite.

When that had dried I used Black Hit The Bottle stamping polish and Moyou Suki plate 10 for the spiders and webs then another coat of SV to finish it off.

Halloween Purple Spiderweb Nail Art

I have so many ideas for Halloween nail art that I think it’s going to take me all month to share them all! πŸ™‚

Sparkly Grey Edge Gradient with LLA01


In the interests of full disclosure, I received the leadlight lacquer Stamping plate free of charge, but not for review. The wonderful people over at Messy Mansion sent me a couple extra plates when my last order went missing. How lovely is that!? πŸ™‚

Grey Edge Gradient

This mani is one of the ones I created before disappearing for a while, I liked this one far too much not to share it with you.

Grey Edge Gradient

I really love the look and how easy edge gradients are, the only down side is that they are really messy, a lot more so than a standard across the nail gradient!

I do find that a tiny bit of petroleum jelly/Vaseline rubbed around the cuticle area helps with clean up a huge amount, when the polish is dry it can be wiped away with a tissue, or a gentle scrub with a nail brush.

Grey And Black edge gradient nail art

The products I used are

  • Leadlight Lacquer A01
  • Illamasqua – Scorn
  • Illamasqua – DWS
  • Hit The Bottle – Black
  • Seche Vite
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals

Edge Gradient nail art Macro


Glow in The Dark Flames!

Hey everyone!
It’s been a while ( and by a while I really mean months… Ooops) since my last post.

glow in the dark fire nail art

I really needed a break from everything! I have had a lot of stuff going on that in all honesty has been simultaneously boring and stressful! But I’m not going bore you all with the details!

Instead I have some Glow in the Dark Fire nails to share πŸ˜€

glow in the dark fire nail art

I really think these would be great for Halloween!

Flame Nails![/caption]

The stuff I used

  • Stamping Plate MM27
  • Seche Vite
  • Hit The Bottle Stamping Polish – Black
  • Glow In The Dark Polish Orange and Yellow
  • Models Own – Zest a Peel
  • Sally Hansen – Lite

Flame Nails

I used the Models Own and Sally Hansen Polishes to create a gradient, I think using some white undies would have saved me a lot of layers!

Then I added the glow in the dark polish the ones I used are just cheap Pound shop unbranded ones but they do glow reasonably well, I think using some better quality glowing polish would improve this a lot.

Then when It was dry (this took ages) I used MM27 and Hit The Bottle Stamping Polish to add the flames!

Then a coat of Seche Vite and a bit of a clean up to finish it off.

glow in the dark fire nail art

Even if it is orange and yellow this mani makes me really happy! πŸ˜€

Ruby Wing Gradient with Leadlight Flowers

Hello! πŸ™‚

Ruby Wing Gradient In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Because it’s a lovely sunny day I decided to use my Ruby Wing colour changing polishes for this gradient and leadlight nail art look!

Ruby Wing Gradient



Ruby Wing Gradient


The three Ruby Wing polishes I used are

  • In Your Dreams
  • Desert Valley
  • Crowd Surf

The gradient is In Your Dreams (white/grey) and Crowd Surf (pink/purple)

Stamping Plate BP-17

Stamping Plate BP-17

I used Stamping Plate BP-17 from Born Pretty, along with Desert Valley for the leadlighting. I’m so glad I have finally used this polish! I really wish I had read some reviews about the stuff before purchasing it, to say it’s not a nice polish would be a huge understatement! But a little bit of it works well for this πŸ™‚

Ruby Wing Gradient

Desert Valley

I really like the way this looks outside!

Ruby Wing Gradient

side by side!


Double Gradient Nail Art!


I hope you are havingΒ  a lovely start to 2015!

Purple Double Gradient Nail Art

Three Shades Of Purple

Here is my three shades of purple nails for the pick and mix challenge this week.

Purple Double Gradient Nail Art

All The Striping Tape

The three purple polishes I used are

  • Chanel – Vendetta
  • Barielle – Grape Escape
  • China Glaze – Get Outta My Space

I also used striping tape and Seche Vite topcoat.

Purple Double Gradient Nail Art


I seem to always be surprised that using striping tape always takes so long lol.

Purple Double Gradient Nail Art

Purple Gradient


Icy Blue Glitter Gradient

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Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Today I have some more icy snow inspired nail to share with you!

For this I used

  • Filthy Gorgeous – Prism
  • Chit Chat – Silver Glitter
  • OPI – I Snow you Love Me
  • Illamasqua – Propaganda
  • Konad – SP Black
  • Stamping Plate HD05
  • Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat
Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Snowflake Glitter Gradient

I began with two coats of Chit Chat Silver Glitter over my usual base coat, then a couple of coats of Prism. Prism from Filthy Gorgeous has a clear base with scattered fine holographic glitter.

After that had dried I started fishing for glitter in the I snow you love me… I love the glitter in this polish, The suspension base, not so much, the texture really reminds me of uncooked egg white (shudders).

All this took such a long time to dry but when it eventually did, I added the Propaganda with a makeup sponge for the gradient.

The snowflakes are from stamping plate HD05.Β  Then I finished it of with a thick coat of Seche Vite!

Blue silver and holographic Glitter gradient

Blue silver and holographic Glitter gradient

I really like how this looks, it’s so sparkly in sunlight! πŸ˜€

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