Friday, May 13, 2011

Turquoise Night

One of my younger cousins is graduating from high school very soon.  Congrats girl!  Her dress is gorgeous and I was inspired to do something similar to the colours in her dress.  I hope she doesn't mind.  It's actually a really easy effect to do.

You will need:
  • China Glaze For Audrey
  • Wet n Wild Sapphire
  • Sinful Colors Hottie
  • Rimmel Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge

1.  Paint a turquoise base.

2.  Dab on some dark blue on a makeup sponge.  The better quality the sponge, the less clumps you will get.  Don't put on too much or you won't be able to create a good gradient effect.

3.  Dab the sponge on the nail starting from the tip.  You want the tip to the be the darkest and then fading towards the cuticle.

 4.  You should have something like this by the end of it.  Don't worry about being messy.

5.  Messiness is no problem because a glitter polish over the whole thing will pull it together.  I'm using Sinful Colors in Hottie.  It's sort of a dupe for OPI's Katy Perry Collection in Last Friday Night.

6.  Add a top coat to blend it all together.

I love the colours!  I often do the sponging effect over naked nails instead because I find it's a little more tamed.  But hey, it's grad and you wanna stand out! ^^

Congrats again Mandy!

- SheNailedMe


  1. Loooove.
    I need that turquoise.

  2. I just stumbled across your site and am so impressed! This especially made me swoon! I love gradient, blues, and glitter so I'm in heaven. I've just started painting my nails again after a years long hiatus. And I'm excited to try something new. Thank you for inspiring me!

  3. Thank you Heidi! =)
    I'm so happy to hear that these designs have inspired you. Hope you can find these tutorials helpful.