Mani Monday: Glistening Gradient Nails for Beginners

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A gradient manicure is a go-to design for many nail art enthusiasts because it allows the artist to blend an array of color combinations. But for a beginner, executing the technique might get a bit messy. Normally, tutorials recommend the use of a makeup sponge to apply polish, but Sigourney Nunez has a nail art trick that will make the design and the clean-up that much easier.

Mani Monday gradient

What you will need:

  • Base coat
  • Blue polish
  • Black polish
  • Glitter polish
  • Top coat
  • Disposable eyeshadow applicator

Even if the gradient effect doesn’t come out “perfect,” glitter fixes everything. Trust us!

Here’s how easily to execute a glistening gradient nail manicure:

Mani Monday: Gradient

Step 1

1. Prep the nails with a base coat. Wait for it to completely dry and harden.

Mani Monday: Gradient

Step 2

2. Apply two coats of blue polish.

Mani Monday gradient

Step 3

3. Once dry, take an eyeshadow applicator and sponge black polish horizontally on the tip of the nail to create the gradient effect.

Mani Monday Gradient

Step 4

4. Apply two coats of glitter polish. Finish off with a top coat.

Mani Monday gradient

What do you think of this design? Show us your gradient nails by tagging us @salonfanatic! Check out nail artist Sigourney Nunez on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for even more looks, nail hacks, and tutorials.

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