Pride Mani! Textured Rainbow Gradient! L O V E

by - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

My love affair with textured polish continues! Sally Hansen's Sugar Coat in Sugar Fix is lovely on it's own, but the fact that it's a pure white means that it's just begging me to use it as a base for some fun gradient combos. And what's more fun than a rainbow gradient, especially for Pride? Nothing!


This look started with 3 base coats of Sally Hansen's Sugar Coat in Sugar Fix, and then I used a kitchen sponge to gradient on OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where?, OPI Need Sunglasses?, China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada, China Glaze Man Hunt and Sinful Colors Boom Boom.

For the finished look I freehanded some hearts with SH Sugar Fix using the brush from the bottle. Super quick and easy!



Pride is honestly one of my favourite events of the year. I have very strong feelings about LGBTQ rights, and I enjoy the time to let loose and celebrate with others who feel the same. Love is love!

Even though I love the hearts (doing them in white really makes them POP!) I also wanted to show what this mani looked like before I added them. The gradient on it's own is lovely and makes me feel like I dipped all my fingers into a bowl of candy. So bright!



I love love love how the gradient showed through the sponging! Ahh! I can't get over how much I love these nails. Haha.



And that's it! Thanks for visiting!! xx

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22 comments

  1. Great textured nails! I love the design you created :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm pretty pleased with it. :)

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  2. They love amazing! What a great manicure! (and YAY for Pride!)

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  3. Loooove how the gradient looks on top of the textured polish! It just reminded me of the sugar you put on the rim of glasses for cocktails haha

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    1. Haha thanks!! :) That's a very accurate comparison. Mmmmmm, drinks with sugar rims.

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  4. This is really neat! I never thought of using a texture as a base, I love how it turned out!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased the texture still came through! :)

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  5. Beautiful!! Love that you can layer polishes over textured polishes and it shines through, never even crossed my mind, such a great idea!

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  6. Hey, I just discovered your lovely blog, am just taking a gander atm :) and this one really caught my eye, it's awesome!! I tried to do something similar for our pride parade a month ago, with the vertical gradient but it looked just so...miserable, lol, but I was *proud* of it anyway :)
    And using textured polish as base is pretty cool, too, I layered a dark plum over it once and it sort of reminded me of that "leather effect".

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    1. Awesome! :) I'm happy you found your way here, and it's great to hear that this mani jumped out at you enough that it made you want to comment. :D Did you wear your mani out anyway, I wonder? I always get frustrated when I have a picture in my head and can't get it out onto my nails. But practice makes perfect, right? :)

      Ouuuu, a dark plum layered over a textured polish sounds lovely... Especially if you stamped something in gold on top of it!

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    2. Of course I wore it out, I have no shame :D lol (and it was already a 3rd attempt at rainbow-themed manicure, my patience was running low by then), I'm so lousy at nail art, but still keep kidding myself I can do it so I continue trying anyway. I don't believe I'll ever achieve "perfect" through practice, but it gives me heaps of joy nevertheless. And as you say in your "about" post, it's a wonderful self-care technique! :)

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    3. lol! Awesome. Do you have a blog?? When I try to click through to your profile it doesn't let me see, and I'd love to check it out if you do.

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    4. Ah, thanks for expressing interest, but no, I'm faaar from being good enough to be a blogger, so for now(?) I just appreciate the lovely work done by other much more talented girls :)

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    5. It's all part of a process... But if you ever *do* get a blog up and running send me a link, okay?? :)

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