Friday, September 30, 2011

Faux Gradient

For today's gradient Friday, I am going to show you a super easy way to do your nails to LOOK like a gradient. If you do not have time to spend on sponging/mixing, this will be the perfect way for you to put on a gradient manicure. I used Claires MOOD Color Changing polish in earthy/happy, a bright neon green and lime colored polish. The formulation on this was acceptable and it took 3 thin coats to be opaque. The brush left something to be desired as it left some streaks that was easily hidden after another coat.

Now this is how you get your gradient effect, apply it to your nails and wait. Your polish will change to a darker green (happy) near the tips of your fingers, leaving you a nice looking gradient with half the work. This polish is actually heat activated and dries matte. Therefore if you want it shiny, please remember to add a top coat. Hope this helps someone out there who wants a gradient with less hassle.

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  1. I haven't tried a mood polish yet, they look super cool. Love the shape of our nails!

  2. @Ny*Nail*Diva: Thanks! You should pick one up for fun! They come in many colors, but the lasting power kinda sucks...


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