Today I’ll be showing you how to achieve the gradient nail look using the following products…
Step 1: Apply a base coat. In this case, I am using Revlon’s Multi-Care Base and Top Coat. Wait for it to dry.
Step 2: Apply two layers of white nail polish. In this case, I am using White on White by China Glaze. Wait for it to dry.
Step 3: Paint the end of your sponge with the two colours you are looking to create the gradient effect with. In this case, I am using Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen and For Audrey by China Glaze. These colours are similar enough to give you a well-blended nail look. If you want more of a contrast, feel free to use two completely different colours.
Step 4: You then want to flip the sponge over on your nail, and lightly press against the nail. Make sure the lighter colour is closest to your cuticles! You can add more nail polish to your sponge, and apple over the nail where desired to blend well. I found that it is best to wait a few seconds between layers. (And that is where the mess begins! Tip: Apply tape around your finger if you do not want to deal with cleaning up as much at the end.) Wait for it to dry.
Step 5: Clean up around the nail to achieve a neat look and then apply a top coat to ensure that the nail polish will stay as long as possible.
And there you have it! A DIY gradient nail look.
— Here is a photo of this nail design the next day. I have to admit, I’m not best when it comes to cleaning around the nails!