Neon Rainbow Gradient and Swirly Stamping

May 04, 2013

My mani for the weekend is super bright and fun! I decided to create this neon rainbow gradient to match the cool neon bracelet I got from Born Pretty Store.
I chose 3 neon colors from my stash to create this design:  
China Glaze - Shocking Pink
Models Own - Luis Lemon
Etude House - Blaster Blue
First I applied one coat of Wet n Wild - French White Creme, and then I blended the the colors on the nail using a makeup sponge, just like I showed in this post, and  this is how I got the mid-colors. It turned out a bit more green and blue than I wanted it to be, but still the result is quite pretty and fun.
I added one coat of Out The Door - Northen Lights which has tiny holographic glitter, but it barely shows. I should have applied to coats of the glitter, but somehow I forgot about it and went straight to stamping.
For the stamping I used the swirly clouds design from Nailz Craze NC02 plate, stamped with Konad Black. Then I applied Poshe (which smeared a bit two of the nails, so I guess I should have been a bit more patient and waited a little longer).
I really enjoyed creating this design and I love how bright and fun it came out. I think I will be creating more rainbow gradients, these are super fun and pretty.
Hope you liked this design, let me know what you think!

Here's a little "pictorial" to show you how I created the base for this design:
1. One coat of white base.
2. The neon polishes I used.
3. Application of the polish on the sponge, before blending.
4. After applying the gradient twice, pre-cleaning.

This is the awesome bracelet from Born Pretty Store that inspired this design. I love how the colors blend in it and create this neon rainbow look, and even though it's not a fancy and expensive bracelet, I still think it's really cute. The bracelet is adjustable, so it will probably fit most wrists. I have really narrow wrist, so I closed it on the closest loop, and it fits really nicely.
I think it will be a great addition to my neon bright T shirts for this summer, which are apparently totally IN. 
This bracelet is available in pink, yellow and rainbow colors (just like the one in this post). It can be found at this link, and you can also use this code to receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase at Born Pretty Store: PNL91

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  1. Oooh I like that. Matches the bracelet perfectly!

  2. Очень красиво! Такие цвета!

  3. This is so beautiful Natalie! Wonderful job :D The gradient is just stunning!

  4. Stunning, love it, יפה :)

  5. Hey,
    this looks so amazing. I love it.

  6. Gorgeous! I wish I could do have as good lol :)

  7. That looks amazing. So bold and fun :)

  8. Your gradient is soooo smooth! I wish I was half as good as you are at gradients :P

  9. Your gradient is super wow! The whole mani looks so fresh and summery - love the bracelet combination you did and also...the word 'pictorial' - haha :D

  10. WOW! Beautiful gradient! Like your mani!

  11. Hi Natalie. That's a beatiful design! Just wanted to inform you that I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award here:

  12. Love the mani you`ve created and love the bracelet! I have to have it! <3

  13. So beautiful and inspiring!
    I love how 3 colors blend into 5!

  14. That's the prettiest gradient I've seen! perfect x

  15. Lovely gradient! And your swirly design is perfect as always...

  16. Natalie, amazing nail art. Contact us at and we'll add you with a free PRO account.

  17. Natalie, you have some really great nail art and you should join Nail Art Gallery -

  18. My jaw is somewhere on the floor right now.