Holographic Rainbow Gradient with Salon Perfect & KBShimmer

by Lisa Heath

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I have been on a small quest lately to try to find time to do some nail art.  While it’s slow going, I have been happy with the nail art I have been able to do.

Today I used 5 of the Salon Perfect Neon POP shades, along with Salon Perfect Sugar Cube and topped it off with Prism Break to give a holographic finish.

Let’s take a look!

SP Bottle

Basically to do this I grabbed a ziploc bag, a toothpick, a few latex free makeup sponges, Salon Perfect Sugar Cube, Bermuda Baby, Loopy Lime, Yowza Yellow, Traffic Cone and Fired Up Fuchsia, KBShimmer Prism Break and Salon Perfect Crystal Clear Top Coat.

To do the gradient, I followed this tutorial by The Nailasaurus, but went side to side instead of up and down for the gradient.

SP Bottle side

SP Bottle AL

KBShimmer Bottle

KBShimmer bottle full

I’ve been on a real neon kick and have been dying to try this style of mani out.  I am so thrilled with the results!

You can find all of the Salon Perfect shades at your local Walmart for $3.98 each

KBShimmer Prism Break (holographic top coat) can be found on the KBShimmer Website for $8.75

Hope you loved the mani, and I really am trying to get more nail art up, so hopefully you’ll see more soon!

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SP Bottle side

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Ashley July 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm

This is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries July 20, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Oh my god …. that is magnificent!

Nidia - Lit From Within July 21, 2014 - 1:14 am

I’ve never successfully done this type of gradient. I bow to you! Sweet colors, too!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir July 21, 2014 - 1:20 am

this is the most beautiful mani evahhhh

Melody July 21, 2014 - 5:19 am

Those look nice and I love the mani.

Heather July 21, 2014 - 5:25 am

I love this! How did you do your thumb? Just curious :) Love your blog!

Lisa Heath July 21, 2014 - 11:18 am

Thanks Heather! The thumb is done with Fired Up Fuchsia (last color on my pinkie!) and Bermuda Blue (first color on my index!)… I cannot believe I didn’t take a full picture – I’m so use to bottle shots and placement. I’ll have to do it tonight

BeautyJudy July 21, 2014 - 5:42 am

WOWSERS! This is beautiful!!!!

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove July 21, 2014 - 6:58 am

Love this. So gorgeous… this mani is perfect for summer. Love it!!!

Cosmetics Aficionado July 21, 2014 - 7:24 am

Aaah! I love this gradient! I have been meaning to do something like this for a fun summer mani. I might have to steal this look!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty July 21, 2014 - 7:28 am

I ADORE this mani! Fabulous! And thanks for providing info and the link to the tutorial. I’ve gotta get up my courage to try this :)

Phyrra July 21, 2014 - 8:40 am

I love this! So stunning!

Sheila (Painted Ladies) July 21, 2014 - 10:20 am

This turned out sooooo good! Great job!

Leelo R July 21, 2014 - 11:33 am


Mai July 21, 2014 - 11:49 am

I really like how you did this gradient, the blend of the colors is so seamless! The holographic top coat is also a beautiful touch

Aleya Bamdad July 21, 2014 - 12:10 pm

This is such a beautiful gradient!

Pammy July 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Wow! This is beautiful!!!

Stephanie Louise Telford July 21, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Rainbow nails! A girl of my kind! S0 beautiful!

Betzy Carmona July 21, 2014 - 1:32 pm

They are perfect for spring/summer !

Miranda July 21, 2014 - 1:41 pm

OMG this mani is so cool! You nailed the gradient!

Eugenia July 21, 2014 - 2:27 pm

I LOVE LOVE how these turned out!!! I love brights!!

Anastasia July 21, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Stunning gradient combo!

Ange July 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

LOVE the neon gradient!!

Kath TheFabZilla July 21, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Vey bright and fun neon mani ombre!

Justina July 21, 2014 - 9:21 pm

Such bright and vibrant colors! I am loving the way this turned out!

Amanda July 21, 2014 - 9:22 pm

I love these!

Lisa Heath July 22, 2014 - 7:51 am

Thank you!

NORAH LOVES MAKEUP July 22, 2014 - 10:01 am

Vibrant colors and lovely texture mani!

Honeygirlk July 22, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Such a fun and festive mani and I love the shades.

Tiffany July 22, 2014 - 5:33 pm


Aprill C (@GlitteryGlossy) July 24, 2014 - 3:13 am

I love this mani!


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