Made popular by such celebrities as Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna; I personally think that having well looked after nails is a necessity. Hands are one of the first things I notice when sitting next to someone or shaking hands and well let’s be honest, dirty, yellow, uneven nails are disgusting! So; I’m going to show you a surprisingly easy way to tap into the nail art trend. So now everyone who sees your hands will be wowed!
This is a gradient design and can be done any colour you choose. I chose purple as that’s the colour I have most of.
Firstly you need to apply a base coat. This gives a smoother surface to paint on and prevents staining your nail.
|I eventually chose these three|
Next, choose three different shades of the same/similar colours. Trust me, this is the hardest part!
The next bit is where it gets fun! Take a makeup sponge, I used a round one, as that’s all I’d got but I prefer using the more triangular ones. If you’re using a round makeup sponge simply fold it in half to give you a more definite point.
Using the nail varnish brush, paint the next darkest colour onto the edge of the sponge. Then, dab the painted sponge onto your nail starting at the top of the nail and working down towards your finger as you want the colour to gradually fade.
Finally, if you want to add a bit more pizzazz to your nail add a coat of glitter nail varnish. Again, apply the majority to the tip of the nail. I find adding a coat of glitter helps merge the colours, giving a more seamless gradient effect.
|Toptip: Clean up any mistakes with a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover|