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Nail Art How To: Melting Blue Gradient Nails

Nail Art How To: Melting Blue Gradient Nails

08.27.13

By niwp_admin

Ever see (or try) melted crayon art? You affix a rainbow spectrum of crayons to the top of a canvas, then melt them partially with a blowdryer, creating a cool dripping paint effect. That’s what these nails remind us of, but with different shades of blue. Heather Steele of Instagram’s @_nailed used three different colored polishes for this technique. Take a click through for the tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

Wet n Wild Wild Shine 449c (white)
NYC Skyline Blue 
Essie Mezmerised 
NYC Skin Tight Denim Creme

  • STEP 1

    Polish the nails with a base white.

  • STEP 2

    Streak the nail with a light blue polish using a thin brush. Keep the tops of each line wispy and of varying heights.

  • STEP 3

    Add on the next, darker layer. Some of these lines should be the same length as the lighter blue; some should be shorter.

  • STEP 4

    Add on the final, darkest shade in the same manner. Done! Now try the same manicure with a different array of colors.

    [Images courtesy of Heather Steele; IG@_nailed]

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