How to achieve Gradient Nails Part 2: I used Texture Polishes & Pueen plate 40

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Here is another way to achieve gradient nails without the hassel of using a cometic sponge/wedge.
No special tools necessary just your ordinary nail brush. 

Sometimes it such a pain to clean up after making gradient nails, so I wanted to show you guys another way to do them.  You can also do this method and then use a cosmetic sponge/wedge at the end of the process to give it a more blending effect & less mess! :) 

If you would like to see my post on Gradient Nails using a cosmetic wedge visit here .

Here is the mani I posted yesterday on my Instagram:

Nail products used for this mani are:

1.  Nail Life Gripper Basecoat
2.  Julie G Tangerine Dream, from the Gumdrop Collection
3.  OPI Magazine Cover Mouse, Liquid Sand
4.  OPI Jinx, Liquid Sand
5.  Pueen Stamping plate 40
6.  Stamping Color:  Wet n Wild Black Crème
7.  Seche Vite Top Coat (optional, only if you love a shiny finish)

Steps in achieving a gradient nails:

1.  Apply your favorite Basecoat.
2.  Apply Julie G Tangerine Dream to the upper part of the nail just 1/3 of the nail.  I applied two coats, wait for polish to dry between each coat.
3.  Now apply your second color which is OPI Magazine Cover Mouse to the other 2/3 part of the nail, the middle section.  Two coats.

4.  Then you apply your last color OPI Jinx to the bottom part of the nail.  Two Coats.

5.  Your nails should look like the pic below.  You can reapply in any area that needs to be reapplied. 

6.  Finish it with your favorite stamping design.  I chose Pueen plate 40.

7.  If you wish, you can also apply a topcoat to your texture nails.  I honestly love both looks.

I hope you enjoy my post!!  Which method do you prefer?  Or if you have another method to achieve gradient nails I would love to hear about it. :)

Hasta Luego amigos!



  1. absolutely perfect! I love this surise combination with black stamping

    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoy my post! :)

  2. Going to have to try this method! Thanks for sharing :)