Today I've got a striped/gradient nail art for you! I've used some Nail Vinyl Stencils (#20782, pattern NK-01) that Born Pretty Store sent me for review. They come in a pack of twelve with six stencils of each design, as seen below.
I started out with Pothos from Different Dimension, I used three coats as a base on my middle and ring finger. On the remaining fingers I used a black creme as my base, and then sponged on Pothos as a gradient. Once the sparkly silver base had dried on my middle and ring finger, I put the stencil on top and painted over it with the same black creme polish. My nails are rather short at the moment, so I was able to cut the stencils in half so I could get more uses out of them. Sorry for the very messy in-progress photo :D
After that I applied the same black creme on top of the stencils and removed them before the polish had dried. I think the end result was rather pretty and eye catching! I'm sorry for the far-from-perfect cleanup here, I was in a hurry to a dinner party with some friends.
I found these stencils to be easy to use despite it being my first time using full nail stencils like these. However, I think that having only six stencils of each design in one pack is a rather odd number, this means that you cannot use them on all nails unless you purchase two packs. But I don't mind doing accent nails like this either, and as I mentioned you will be able to use each stencil twice by cutting them in half if your nails are shorter like mine are right now.
You can find these vinyls along with a bunch of other nail art products at Born Pretty Store, you can use my code EMJK31 for 10% off your purchase.
*This product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and I will always be completely honest in my reviews, even if I did not pay for this product myself.