I did gradient nails on full for the second time. It’s not as clean as I’d like and the tips are too thick since it was only my second time to test application, but I still love it!
I saw a how-to for gradient nails for the first time on Jen’s frmheadtotoe YouTube channel. Basically all you need is a glaze purple polish meaning it’s a transparent type that doesn’t go on solid on the first coat. I actually wish I had used my Essie matte top-coat because the glossy Seche Vite top-coat takes away from the delivery of the gradient look. I’ll do another one using a matte topcoat and will include a step-by-step how-to on gradient nail application :).
I used budget buy Bobbie Premium Nail Creme, a Glaze type in “Purple Dazzle”, this costs about Php30.00, a very, very cheap but useful find :). What I like about Purple Dazzle is that the glitter it contains aren’t square particles, the glitters are round and random in size. My collection of Bobbie Premium Nail Cremes rapidly expands thanks to Mom (she can’t seem to stop buying them for me coz they’re so cheap LOL).
You also need a solid purple polish just for the darkest tip edge in case you’re a perfectionist. As you can see I want to try this nail look again and apply the polish as thinly as I can next time, although that may be a bit tricky with the Bobbie formula which is a bit thick.
I used Urban Decay’s Summer of Love Hashbury to finish off the purple tips and make the darkest edge stand out. So what do you think, would you try this out? It’s a bit time consuming, it took me about 40 minutes to do one hand, 😛 and I only did one hand for this feature. Now that I know how I might be faster when I try it with a matte top coat :).