I've always wanted to do houndstooth nails, but I always failed miserably because I always screwed up the print. Thanks to Chelsea King at Get Nailed I finally was able to do it without messing it up by watching her tutorial! I wanted to spice it up a bit and use a gradient! I'm not sure where my obsession with gradients has come from, but I've been doing them quite a lot lately. When I first decided to do the gradient I thought 'dang this is going to be horrendous' but I figured out a way to do it! I put the gradient on my nails half way through doing the houndstooth print. It's a little bit difficult to explain so I recommend watching my video tutorial below because that will make it much easier to understand.
For the white base underneath the gradient I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On. The gradient and the pattern was done using acrylic paint and a small paint brush. The gradient was applied with small pieces of sponge. The top coat I used was Butter London's Hardwear P.D. Quick Coat. I absolutely love this top coat and I seriously wish it didn't cost $18 a bottle!
Check out my video tutorial below to recreate this yourself!