Sunday, 3 August 2014

Can you do gradient manis with acrylic paint?

Hi! I hope you're having a great weekend! On Friday I went to the monkey forest which was amazing! Theres loads of cute monkeys just wandering around and one came and sat next to me! I can't wait to visit again soon! I'll show you my monkey mani soon;)

After doing my first ever sponge gradient recently, I wondered if I could do a gradient mani with my (favourite) acrylic paints, so today I'm going to show you the result......

What I used in todays blog post
Base coat - OPI matte nail envy
Colour coats - W7 white 
Top coat - Duri rejuvacote
Nail art - Neon acrylic paints and a sponge

Where I bought what I used
OPI matte nail envy -
Duri rejuvacote -
W7 polish - This was sent to me to review, I have already reviewed this product. Please see my disclaimer page for more info
Sponge - In store at Poundland
Acrylic paints - In store at Hobbycraft

Other places you can get what I used
OPI matte nail envy -
Duri rejuvacote -
W7 polish -
Acrylic paints -

I used two coats of the W7 white polish as a base because it's my favourite white polish. I then used a paint brush to paint stripes of acrylic paint onto the sponge. I then sponged two coats onto my nails.

It was a little harder to do this with acrylic paint rather than polish as the paint is thicker, I think next time, I'll thin it out a little more! However, I do like the effect and the 'mottled' effect I get with the paint over the polish!

The acrylic paint dries really quickly too and a coat of top coat makes it super shiny!

Tara x

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