End of the summer gradient floral nail art

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Labor Day - a day that signifies the end of the summer. Well, I am choosing to ignore that little implication and celebrate the last days of summer. And if you know my nail art preferences, you know that means... floral.

I wanted a deep gradient. I saw a floral mani Robin Moses created and knew I wanted one similar. So I grabbed some Elevation Polishes and set to work. 

Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
I started off with a base coat of Purple Queen Anthias. It is a gorgeous rich shimmery pink. It is a prototype, but any shimmery deep pink will work for this. Then I added a gradient of Ubsunur, which is a deep shimmer purple leaning blue, on the top part of the nail. I finished the gradient by applying Tre Clime di Lavaredo, which is a stunning golden holo, on the tips. 

After that was dry, I used acrylic paints to add the flowers. I love using acrylic paint for nail art. It is oh-so-forgiving. There is no rhyme or reason to the flowers - I just wanted varying shades of pink. To finish it off, I a coat of HK Girl to seal the design and add gloss to the flowers.

Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
Gradient Floral Nail Art using Elevation Polish
So the warm summer days may be soon coming to an end, but that doesn't mean I am going to embrace the colder days ahead. I live in Wyoming and the winters can be long. Which makes me want to cling to the last lovely bit of summer.

These polishes were purchased by me or were a gift. All opinions are my own.


  1. Your art work is phenomenal! This is a stunning piece of artwork!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Great color choices for this time of year. Love everything about this design.

  3. This is lovely. The gradient is perfect, it looks like flowers at sunset


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