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Guest Post ~ Sarah from Samarium’s Swatches

Hey dolls! One more week of guest posts and then you’ll have me back! Today’s guest post comes from one of my nail buddies that I’ve known since nail groups became popular on facebook. Sarah from Samarium’s Swatches always has gorgeous looks and today is no different!


Hey guys, today’s post is a pretty bright summer gradient! I have really been enjoying gradients this summer; they are probably my favorite kind of nail art. The colors I used in this gradient are Illamasqua – Rare, Illamasqua – Gamma, Sation – Shock Me Twice Pink, and Illamasqua – Poke.

Summer Gradient Nail Art (1)

Summer Gradient Nail Art (2)

For this look I started off with one coat of Milani White on the Spot to make the colors really pop! I used a wedge makeup sponge and painted the colors onto it, and then sort of stamped the colors onto each nail. Some of the colors were a little sheer so I had to do quite a few “coats”. I’d say I stamped each nail 4-5 times letting the polish dry between each coat. After it was completely dry and top coated, I added some small rectangle studs I purchased from the Born Pretty Store. I’m still really new to studs and I think they are so cute, and a easy way to dress up a mani! I just wish they wouldn’t catch on my hair!

I really hope you guys enjoyed my gradient and have a great day!

  • Nail Treasures

    This is really pretty! I love the colours used!

  • http://thepolishplayground.blogspot.ca/ Lisa N.

    This is beautiful! So fun too :)

  • PolishandCharms


  • http://drinkcitra.com drinkcitra

    Aw this is such a beautiful gradient!

  • Tiffany Jordan

    I love this gradient Sarah!!!! I have all of these colors (maybe I’ll give it a shot) but I could never pull this off! Love it!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Let me know if you try it!

  • http://www.thediylady.com/ Lizzy O. The DIY Lady

    OMG! Like a sunset by a beach! SO beautiful.. The studs add an extra POW!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Yup, it’s pretty much perfection!