Monday, May 23, 2011

Gradient Zebra Print

Does anyone remember the gorgeous gradient zebra design from the Bundle Monster Contest awhile back?  I LOVED it.  It was definitely one of my favorites in the competition.  And recently, I found out who made it (the lovely Rebecca), and that she posted a tutorial on how she did it!  I couldn't wait to try this out!  I decided to do mine using some STUNNING pastels from Zoya:
From left to right we have Flora, Malia and Yummy.
Now, I didn't have a chance to take a picture of just the gradient, which was probably a good thing, because trust me, it didn't look that good on its own.  I have to practice this technique more.  I think I'm just a little too heavy handed to get a subtle gradient.  I used Flora as a base coat and then sponged on Malia on the top two-thirds of the nail, and then Yummy on the top one-third.  Then I stamped the full zebra image from BM 223 on top with Konad black polish.  Here is the final result:

I really love this look!  I definitely encourage you to try it out!  Sad thing about this manicure: the very next day I did some gardening without gloves, and ruined it!  So, please forgive the little chip on my middle finger.  The other hand looked even worse!  Lesson learned: ALWAYS wear gloves when gardening!

Thanks to Rebecca Likes Nails for posting the tutorial!  I think there are so many different designs you can do with a gradient base and then a full stamp over top.


  1. wow I should try something like this, i really like the colors!

  2. awesome job!
    i love all the people trying this out!

  3. I really like this. How do you do the fade away using three different colors? I'll have to check out Rebecca's blog. Thanks!

  4. It turned out great! I love when tutorials are actually easy to follow~

  5. Suuuuuper cute!
    -I love the colors you used (:

  6. i love this mani! sooo cute!!!

  7. omg gorgeous!

  8. hello, im from facebook :) the colorclub bow nails :)

    i used that base coat here too
    if youre really interested, i can send you photo of it and more info :) maybe even swap, if ill find that again :)



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