nail art

gradient nails

these fading, amazing nail gradient looks are mesmerizing, modern, and totally ombré-perfection. but how does a mere mortal pull off these pro-looking gradient nails—whether it’s classic red or colorful trend driven? with a little help from essie. so here’s how.

gradient nails

step 1: polish the side of each nail with bahama mama and forever yummy, allowing them to meet vertically in the middle.

step 2: repeat the step on the edge of a cosmetic sponge, mirroring the nail. working quickly, lightly tap the sponge onto the nail, moving side to side, to blend a seamless ombre.

step 3: finish with an essie topcoat.

bahama mama essie bahama mama $10.00 anytime is the right time for warm deep plum polish. creamy and rich this tropical beauty works winter, spring, summer or fall &ndash; gorgeous is always in fashion. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span>essie enamel product benefits:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>salon quality formula for flawless coverage&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>our exclusive easy glide brush for quick, even professional application on nails</span></li> <li><span>from the essie collection, which has produced more than 1,000 shades and counting</span></li> <li><span>over a thousand nuanced colors, essie original nail polish takes from the latest fashion and cultural trends to make your manicure possibilities endless, with a wink and story always on hand. your partner for playful inspiration</span></li> </ul> forever yummy essie forever yummy $10.00 eternally gorgeous, positively delicious creamy tango red lacquer is always ready for action. appetites will run wild in this hot red polish. <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span>essie enamel product benefits:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>extensive color palette with hundreds of shades&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>high, glossy shine finish&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>brush fits every nail size for streak-free application</span></li> </ul> smooth-e base coat smooth-e $11.00 our new ceramide-infused formula fills uneven surfaces on the nail to provide a sleek finish. instantly primes nails for a smooth and even surface for color adhesion. provides a barrier to help prevent nail staining. the result: even and smoothed out ridges for a perfectly beautiful manicure. gel-setter top coat gel-setter $11.00 <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; color: #000000} </style> <p class="p1">A clear topcoat that will give your nails gel-like essie color and shine day after day.</p>