Pastel Gradient


It’s a little fiddly and not something I’ll be doing every day but I’m a little bit obsessed with gradient nails now I know how easy they are!! You can buy sponges specifically made for nail art but any sponge will do, you literally just stipple a contrasting colour on to your dry base polish and build it up for an ombre/gradient effect. I will do a step by step for those still totally lost but this was one of my first attempts, I’m telling you, it’s easy! One of those things that it’s almost better if you’re messy!



I used a selectoin of new pastels from the Maybelline Spring collection, L-R – Pink in The Park, Mint For Life, Sunkissed, Sea Sky. For anything arty I want colours that will last and these Superstay formulas are some of the most chip resistant polishes I own. For the most part you can get a good bottle-opaque finish with 2 coats and expect a good few days of wear without chipping but for most of us 7 would be a stretch. All in all a great mani idea for those days when you can’t choose a colour or just want something a little different but that wont take all day and is tough to get wrong!

Miss BB





  1. Katy
    25 June, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    These look amazing!
    Please show us how x

  2. Rebecca
    25 June, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    You’ve created a really nice effect! I love the colour choice 🙂

    Rebecca – RebeccaClaire’sBlog

  3. 26 June, 2015 / 3:08 am

    Looks fantastic you have done a fab job for your first time you pro, might try this actually as looks so pretty for summer . Great post xxxx

  4. 26 June, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Wow I love it!! I’ve tried before, but I think the polish I used was too sheer. Can’t wait to see your tutorial!

  5. 27 June, 2015 / 12:14 am

    Whenever i do something like this i paint around my nails in liquid latex then you can peel off the mess rather then spending ages with the nail polish remover!

  6. 28 June, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Love how this turned out! I love my pastels (especially pink ones) even in summer when people seem to be all about bright colors

  7. Lucy
    28 June, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    I love how the ombre design differs on each nail. You always manage to get such a good shine too – is it the seche vite one you use?

    Lucy ox

  8. 28 June, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    I LOVE this look! You definitely need to do a video tutorial x

  9. 30 June, 2015 / 6:40 am

    That turned out beautifully!

  10. Jo
    1 July, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I love these nails, they look gorgeous. I’m not sure I have the patience to do this though!

  11. 6 July, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Love it! I keep meaning to buy Sea Sky, it just seems like the perfect pastel blue to me.
    I especially like how you switched the direction of the gradient on some nails.

  12. alfredo ciano
    4 August, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I Love this Pastel Colours ( A Suggestion : Pastel Colours for the Hairs…) , lol !!!

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