Saturday 23 August 2014

Gradient Nails

Vampy Gradient Nails

Happy Saturday everyone :) I'm happy today as F1 is back after their Summer break. Not long of the school holidays left either, they have flown past this year! Anyway back to todays nails. I have another manicure done with Beauty UK polishes. My first dark and almost Autumn look of this year. I have made a gradient look used with red and black polish. 
Painted my nails with two coats of  Beauty UK Posh Polish Gel FX in Poppy Red and added a matte topcoat.

Now for me dark polish like red and black are a pain to clean up, and as I would be using a makeup sponge to make the gradient I wanted an easier way of cleaning up after. I could have used tape like I do for water marbling, but that seemed too much hassle lol. I've heard a lot of people talking about using PVA glue, so I gave it a go..Bought the glue from my local pound shop and have a clean empty polish bottle ready to pour some in. I did add some water but it made the glue to thin, so emptied and refilled the bottle and left it like that. 

Painted the glue around my nails and made the gradient using the Poppy red and Glam Polish in Black.

Then I picked the glue off and was only left with a small amount of cleanup to do :) 

Used the Ultra Gloss topcoat and oh boy what a shine!!

Love love love this mani :) It still amazes me how adding a topcoat really can finish off a manicure! These two colours work so well together, although looking at my nails to the photos, the red does look a tiny bit darker. What do you think?
Have a fab Bank Holiday Weekend and thanks for stopping by :)
Stay safe and much love...


  1. Looks fab! Is there a particular reason as to why you matte topcoat in between? Thanks x

    1. Thank you :) Two reasons, I love the look of the matte, but I've also found when you have a matte base, polish covers easier and has a smoother and better finish. xx

    2. You're welcome :) ah, good to know. Might have to give it a try this way then! x

  2. Hey! Just found your blog through Dawns over at SassyLittleNails. Been having a look through your work and it's amazing. These are some of my favourite you have done, the colours just go so well together and look at that shine!

    1. :) thank you so much for a lovely comment. I love the shine on these aswell, makes the colours pop :) x