|The finished fading effect on my nails.|
Nail Polishes I Used:
- Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Base and Top Coat
- Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Hallucinate (Sparkley polish)
- Simply Sweet (the green nail polish, no colour name was given on the bottle)
- Sally Hansen Clear
Let's Get Started!
Step 1: Paint all of your nails with a clear polish to protect your natural nail and to add shine to the lower portion of the nail which won't be painted with the coloured polish.
Step 2: Using a translucent (not opaque) polish (I used the simply sweet green polish), paint the top three quarters of your nail making sure you have left a portion of your nail unpainted near the base; do not paint the entire nail!
Step 3: Next paint a second coat of your coloured polish in the top portion of your first coat. Make sure you leave the lower part of the first coat of polish visible.
Step 4: Continue this pattern of painting just above the bottom of the previous coat of polish until the tip of your nail has a much darker colour than the base.
Step 5: Add Sparkles!!!!! Paint a sparkly coat of polish over the entire nail once it has dried to make the fading appear more natural and thats it, you now have a beautiful fading effect on your nails!