So I turned to another idea. I am a huge Lana Del Rey fan and I've been wanting to recreate her nails in her video for "Young And Beautiful" for quite some time now. Since Lana is sporting a red and gold gradient in the video, this seemed like the perfect opportunity! Plus red and gold are such great colors for winter.
For my version of Lana's manicure, I started with a base of OPI Quarter Of A Cent-Cherry. Then I dabbled on OPI Gliterland with a sponge and basically dicked around until I thought it looked halfway decent. This is only the second gradient I've ever done (the first being my gradient for our TT holiday gift theme), so I won't pretend like I've developed any kind of special techniques. ;) I wound up with a lot more gold on my nails than I originally intended to, so it's not an exact replica of Lana's look, but I think it turned out pretty well.
As much as I try and avoid nail art, I actually enjoy doing gradients quite a bit! Anything involving lines is always really tricky for me, so I like that gradients don't require a ton of precision to achieve.
If you're looking for more gradients, then be sure to check out my fellow Twinsies too! There are lots of different ways to do gradients, so I'll be interested to see how everyone else chooses to make theirs!
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