While swatching the Naughty Nautical collection, I thought a couple of the polishes would make a nice gradient. You’ve already seen this when I used it as a base for my French tip stamping the Sunday before last, but here are some more pictures and details on it.
I used Full Steam Ahead, Rock the Boat and Naughty Nautical to create this look. First, I painted my entire nail with Rock the Boat, then I painted stripes of each color on a sponge and dabbed it on until I was happy with the gradient. The transition between Rock the Boat and Full Steam Ahead is more subtle than I wanted, also the silver shimmer got a bit lost in the process and you can’t see it much, but I still liked the colors together. To add back some sparkliness (is that even a word??), I layered one coat of Rainbow Honey Mt. Moon.
Mt. Moon has a clear base and it’s full or iridescent shimmer and glass flecks. There is also white shredded glitter, I didn’t get many of these on my nails which was fine with me because I don’t really like this kind of glitter, someone who wants more of it might have to fish a bit for them though. I think Mt. Moon actually made the gradient more noticeable. I loved how this turned out, it looked so pretty from all different angles!