It's been a very long, very cold, and very dreary winter, so I decided I needed some color to brighten things up around here! So I threw together this neon rainbow gradient, and tossed some tribal print on there to give it more interest.
I also took some step by step photos along the way in case you want to recreate this look to cheer up your bleak winter days!
The first step is to paint all your nails with a base coat, and then two coats of a white polish. Here I used China Glaze "White on White."
Next get out 6 neon polishes in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. The colors I used (in that order) are an unnamed dELiA's pink, an unnamed Sally Girl orange, China Glaze "Celtic Sun" and "I'm With the Lifeguard", and Maybelline Color Show "Shocking Seas" and "Fuchsia Fever." Paint these colors in stripes onto a make up sponge (I prefer the wedge type) and sponge them gently onto your nails. You'll need to do two coats of sponging to get the look I have here.
If this seems too complex for you, don't worry! I've done a simplified version on my right hand that would be perfect for beginning nail artists!
Start with the same white base, but this time, only put two colors on the sponge at a time. You'll want one finger to go pink to orange, another orange to yellow, etc. This is what your sponges will look like:
Now for the tribal, just paint two lines evenly spaced down your nail, and fill the spaces with dots made using your dotting tool. (If you don't have a dotting tool, and un-bent bobby pin works really well.) This is super easy, but gives a lot of visual interest!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the nails!