Gradient Zebra Stripe Manicure
For this mani I started off with 3 coats of Couture Little Black Dress, and then applied three different color additives into the tacky layer of my gel polish to create a gradient effect. At the base of my nails I used CND Antique Bronze, then CND Pink Gold Sparkle in the middle, and CND Violet Pearl on the tips. I blended them together well to create a seamless gradient. Then on all of my nails except the ring finger, I used a dotting tool dipped into Gelish Top It Off to randomly apply some stripes. After curing the TIO, I used alcohol wipes to remove the excess additive powder. I applied a coat of TIO on all of my nails and cured one last time. On the ring finger I added some round gold studs provided to me by the Born Pretty Store.
Here’s a shot of what my nails looked like BEFORE the excess additive powder was wiped off.
And these are the cool studs that I added tot he ring finger. This set of nail art studs from the Born Pretty Store includes gold and silver studs in many different shapes and sizes, including circles, squares, teardrops, hearts and stars. Save 10% on your next Born Pretty Store order with coupon code XTL91.