Tape Mani Monday: Criss-Cross reciprocal gradient

Hello ladies!

Another Monday… another tape mani! This is by far the best thing about Mondays!

Back before I started the blog, I tried a simple reciprocal gradient with just straight lines. I was really proud of it at the time, but unfortunately I didn’t photograph it well and I didn’t clean it up, but I loved the concept so I decided to try it again, this time with criss cross lines 🙂criss-cross tape mani reciprocal gradient with tip top nail chic grape to meet you, essie in the cab-ana, sinful colors cinderella

I started off with a gradient with Essie In the Cab-ana at the base of my nails, followed by Sinful Colors Cinderella and Tip Top Nail Chic Grape to Meet You. Cinderella is very subtle, but it helped to blend the other two colours better and gave it a bit of sparkle. criss-cross tape mani reciprocal gradient with tip top nail chic grape to meet you, essie in the cab-ana, sinful colors cinderellaOnce it was dry, I added my criss-cross striping tape and then used the same 3 colours for a gradient in the opposite direction. I peeled off the tape and ta-daa, these beautiful nails were born!criss-cross tape mani reciprocal gradient with tip top nail chic grape to meet you, essie in the cab-ana, sinful colors cinderellaAnd just for fun, I’m showing you how my first ever reciprocal gradient looked! I even used a similar colour scheme, for these I used Nails Inc Holland Park and Kensington Park Road. Like I said, I was proud of them at the time but didn’t clean up or photograph them very well! So I’m even prouder of the ones I did today 😉dgrad1

Hope you liked them!

  • http://fromlips2tips.blogspot.com Elise

    Holy fudge! I’m going to have to try this!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yes you definitely should 🙂

  • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

    These colours are so cute together!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 😀

  • http://polishandpaste01.wordpress.com polishandpaste

    I love these! So pretty 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    I love reciprocal gradients and I LOVE the colours you chose. Great job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yes I remember the first time I saw a reciprocal gradient, I was amazed 🙂

  • Annette

    Awesome job I love the colour combination! Your so clever!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much Annette!