I was a little bored playing with my nail polish.
I do a weekly manicure and pedicure, you know - a bit of self pampering.
Anyway, I had remembered and seen a few looks using the gradient method. From dark to light polish. I need more practice and a bit more variety in polish shades to get it down. But it didn't turn out bad for my first try.
1. Base color - I used Eyeko Petite Polish first and used a thin coat all over nail. Let dry.
2. Light color - Then I used OPI Do You Lilac It? and used a thin coat stopping 3/4th or 1/2 of the way brushing down. Let dry.
3. Dark color - I applied another coat of DYLI at the tips only. Different shade of the same family color will work well too. Since DYLI is pretty light, I added 2 coats at the tips to darken it.
4. Glitter (optional) - While the last coat is still a bit wet, I applied a small amount of polish with glitter and stroke down. Heaviest glitter amount at the tips and least amount when stroking down to give it a gradient look as well.
5. Top coat
This is pretty easy to get down - but like I said with practice the gradient would look more blended in.
What do you think? - Should I do a photo tutorial on this as well?