Today I have some fun gradient nails for you! I wanted to try out something new and this seemed like a good plan! I will say it didn't come out the way I had imagined it but I really loved the final result. The even better part is that it took me about ten minutes to do these, start to finish. I do use a fast dry topcoat and that helps, but even without it this is a quick mani AND it's also an easy way to spruce up an older one that might have some tip wear.
I started out with two coats of Butter London Fiver, a light minty green. Then I applied my top coat, let it dry and finally, sponged on some China Glaze Black Mesh. Then I applied a matte top coat over everything. I really liked the shiny/matte effect that it had before I topcoated at the end. BUT having no top coat on matte nail tips really seemed like a bad plan since I type all day. That said since I went with a matte top coat instead of a shiny one...they lasted a few days that way! So next time I think I'd just leave the base shiny and the crackle matte. I hope you enjoy them and thanks for following along! :)