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[VIDEO] Learn A Gradient Nail Polish Technique in 7 Easy Steps


Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Chose the lighter of the two colors and apply to your nails. Wait for your nails to dry completely.


Step 2
Take a generous amount of the lighter color you used to paint your first coat and paint it onto the sheet cover protector (or wax paper or foil) and then paint a generous amount of the other color right next to it making sure they two colors are touching side-by-side.

Step 3
Using a toothpick, swirl the two colors together where they meet as shown in the first picture above. The area where they mix will determine the length of the graduation. So if you want a long graduation, mix more of the colors together on either side of the center. If you want less of a fade, mix a smaller amount together from the center.

Step 4
Using your make-up sponge, dab it directly onto the graduated polish on the sheet cover protector a few times as shown in the second picture above.

Step 5
Dab the sponge onto your nails, dabbing lightly and moving it very slightly up and down your nails. Repeat as many times as desired making sure each layer is completely dry before applying another coat. When you are finished, your nail should like like the first nail pictured below.


Step 6
Add a Top Cost as many times as needed until nails are smooth making sure to wait for each coat to dry in between as shown in the second picture above.

Step 7
As you can see from the second picture above, the sponge will leave a lot of access nail polish on your fingers, so using your Q-tip, dip it in nail remover or acetone and clean the surrounding areas as close to the nail as you can, then use a brush to clean closer to the nail bed/cuticle as shown in the third picture above.

If a video tutorial is easier for you to follow, please click the link below to watch Sammy, a beauty blogger and social media executive of The Nailasaurus, show you how it’s done.



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