Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tutorial: DIY Gradient Nails for the Lazy

I'm posting this little fancy-ass picture tutorial of my fun nails because 1. They're a hit with strangers on the train, so that must mean something, and 2. Every tutorial I looked up on the internet involving a similar look involved tools, time, and a physics degree to achieve, and we're all about minimal effort here. Let's do it.

Step 1:
Assemble your arsenal. As you can see, I spared no expense for you.

All you need is a base color, some glitter polish, and a top coat. Boom.

Step 2:
Apply base color as normal. I'm especially angsty and goth today.

Step 3: This is when you need to put the wine down for five seconds and kind of concentrate. You need to glob that glitter onto the very tip of the nail. 


Do not fear the glitter. The glitter and you are one now.

After said globbing, wipe the excess off of the brush.

Step 4:
Using light, quick strokes with the brush, blend the glitter toward the cuticle for the gradient look. LIGHT. If you use the same pressure you normally would, your entire nail will end up just glitter, and you will have disappointed Auntie Mary.

Look at you go.

Step 5: Look smug. Tell that office bitch that "it's really too complicated to explain" when she asks how you did it. Repeat for one week straight, because glitter nail polish is positively bionic and that shit will not chip.

Top coat and done.

I know...I love you too.


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