Nail Art: Pink Gradient & Polka Dots

Up until this manicure I wasn’t total sold on the gradient, or ombre manicure. I did a post awhile back on how to do a DIY ombre manicure and while I liked the result I wasn’t itching to do it again. Finally I decided to give it another try and I’m so glad I did!

For this manicure I used Ulta Snow White as a base and used just one color (Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Caribbean Coral) to create the color fade. Below the jump there are pictures after I did this step and I loved the way it turned out. But me being me I figured, hey, why not add some polka dots to the mix.

Using a DIY dotting tool I added white polka dots to all the nails except my ring finger where I instead added polka dots using Caribbean Coral.

I really loved the way this manicure turned out. The pink fading into the white with the polka dots was a really cool effect and super simple to do. I wore the crap out of this manicure! I even tweeted a picture of it. Finally I had to take it off and that made me very sad. I will definitely be doing similar nail art projects in the future.

I’d love to know what you think about this manicure! Below the jump there are, as I said, pictures of my nails with just the ombre effect as well as more picture of the finished product.

14 comments

    1. They are more or less used interchangeably. Even then, it could be a gradient like I did here or a manicure where you use a slightly different color on each nail to create the gradient or ombre.

      It really is confusing!

  1. This one is great! I am not a big fan of purple but this Coral rocks!! Thank your for the inspiration. Will try with a new brand I found called IrisColors-Touch of Heaven, in a color called California. It’s an amazing aqua color that works with my wardrobe.

What do you think?