We’re finally at the end of the A2Z series challenge. Twenty-six weeks after starting and we’re at Z, which is for zigzags. Wanting to do something a little different, I created some pink scaled gradient zigzags.
I’ve not used the scaled gradient technique before. It’s an effective look, created I believe by Cristine of Simply Nailogical. I prefer it with chevrons, or with three gradients on the nail though.
There has been a glut of greens and blues on the blog recently, so I chose pink as a warm antidote to those cold colours. It was easy to choose three Barry M pinks that have a similar tone, but in different shades. I used: Pink Punch, which is the deepest of the three; Dragon Fruit is the medium pink; and Rose Hip is the palest.
To create the scaled gradient, I first created a gradient at the cuticle end of my nails. After top coating it and allowing it to thoroughly dry, I added a zigzag nail vinyl in the middle of my nail and taped off the nail above it, towards the cuticle. Then I gradiented the tips half of my nail, before top coating once again.
It’s easy to do, albeit a little time consuming with waiting for everything to dry in between stages.
So that’s it for another A to Z challenge. We have a break for a week and then we’re back with another challenge, running for ten weeks. I’m not giving anything away, so stay tuned; it’s an interesting and unique challenge.
- Base colour: two coats of Barry M Rose Hip
- Gradient: Barry M Pink Punch, Barry M Dragon Fruit and Barry M Rose Hip
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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Here are the manicures from the other A2Zers: