VIDEO TUTORIAL: GRADIENT NAILS.. NO TOOLS NEEDED!

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 Trendy-Nails-spring

Looking for perfect gradient nails, for your long holiday weekend but slightly intimidated or don’t have the time to pick up a bunch of nail art tools to do it?

Well Zoya’s Bubbly collection has the perfect blend to make stunning ombre nails just using the brush!    Between the combination of colors in both collections and the jelly consistency of the Tickled collection make it so easy to create custom nail polish looks!

I normally don’t wear green nails, but when I tried out the solid green Tilda to swatch for my blog, I loved the brightness so much that I decided to play around with their counterpart colors (Stassi & Muse) from the Bubbly Collection and I came up with a whole new shade reminding me of a holographic mermaid green.

The white stripes were an afterthought &  at first I was on the fence, but then I became mesmerized by the middle gradient and felt like the center stripe really needed some sort of border to make it pop!  I’d love to know your thoughts… leave a comment down below and let me know what you think of this cool gradient center stripe pattern.

 In the nail art below I used 3 colors from both collections.

Tilda-Stassi-Muse-Zoya
(From left to right)
  1. Tilda  by Zoya- Cream Lime Green
  2. Stassi by Zoya- Emerald holographic Jelly Glitter
  3. Muse by Zoya- Blue holographic Jelly Glitter

All colors by Zoya can be purchased online through www.zoya.com or through my direct shopping links on Amazon.com.  You can also find the entire line of Tickled & Bubbly polishes at your local Ulta Beauty store.  Sugg. Retail $9/ bottle

For the Tickled & Bubbly counterpart colors check out below:

Ling & Muse – Zoya $18

Tilda & Stassi – Zoya $18

 

Racing Stripes As Seen On TheTrendyNail.com

Step 1:  Start off with 1 coat of solid green nails.  You only need 1 coat of Tilda by Zoya.

Step1-Solid-Tilda

Step 2:  Paint the center stripe down your nails using 2 coats Stassi by Zoya.  Stassi is pretty sheer because it’s a holographic jelly so it works great when building up layers.

Step2-Solid-Tilda-Stassi

Step 3:  Time to make your gradient using Muse by Zoya.  Also a sheer jelly 1-2 coats is all you’ll need.  Only paint 1/2 your nail with this shade starting at your cuticle.

Step 4: You don’t need to wait for the polish to dry… next blend a little bit of your first color Stassi in with your second color Muse mixing in both jelly colors gradually up towards the tips of your nails. .  Since both colors are jellys they blend really well.

Step3-Solid-Tilda-Stassi-Muse

Step 5:(Optional)  Using a striping nail art brush paint 2 thin stripes on the outside edges of each of the center stripe.

Lastly… seal in your design with 1 coat of your favorite dry fast top coat.  I used Good To Go by Essie.

Racing-Stripes

For those of you who like a video visual aid… I included a bonus tutorial video showing you the steps to create a simple gradient – NO TOOLS NEEDED!

Don’t forget to share your tickled & bubbly nails and use the HASH TAG #zoyatickled #zoyabubbly #springtime #trendynails!

 

Shopping Links

Tilda  by Zoya- Cream Lime Green

Stassi by Zoya- Emerald holographic Jelly Glitter

Muse by Zoya- Blue holographic Jelly Glitter

All colors by Zoya can be purchased online through www.zoya.com or through my direct shopping links on Amazon.com.

For the Tickled & Bubbly counterpart colors check out below:

Ling & Muse – Zoya $18

Tilda & Stassi – Zoya $18

Nubar White Striping Nail Polish

(Photo Credits: Spring Statement Sandals shopbazaar.com// Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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Comments: 2

  1. Holly says:

    Thanks! Glad to give you some ideas! 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    This is one of my favorite nail product. I love the color, eco-friendly. I like the idea of coating glitters to the center. By the way thanks for this, i’ll surely try this, perfect for my skin tone.

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