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Nail Art How To: Syrup Nails

Nail Art How To: Syrup Nails

11.06.13

By James

Don’t leave those jellies all alone! Here’s a new type of gradient, demonstrated by Jessika Barber of Polish Insomniac. While you typically pull out opaque crèmes to create ombre on nails, a syrup gradient uses a single sheer jelly polish, gradually using thicker layers of polish as you move towards the free edge of the nail. See the technique.

  • Step 1:

    After applying a base coat, using a jelly polish of your choosing. Apply it to the bottom quarter of your nails. This does not have to be neat; variation is key!

    SLIDE 1 OF 5
  • Step 2:

    After waiting two minutes, apply your polish to the bottom half of your nails.

    SLIDE 2 OF 5
  • Step 3:

    After waiting another two minutes, apply your polish to the top 3/4 of your nails.

    SLIDE 3 OF 5
  • Step 4:

    Apply your polish to your entire nail, top to bottom.

    SLIDE 4 OF 5
  • Step 5:

    Apply a generous layer of topcoat like Seche Vite to unify the nails. You’re done!  Give your nails some time to dry, and then show them off to all your friends! 



    [Courtesy of Jessika Barber of Polish Insomniac]

    SLIDE 5 OF 5
  • Step 1:

    After applying a base coat, using a jelly polish of your choosing. Apply it to the bottom quarter of your nails. This does not have to be neat; variation is key!

  • Step 2:

    After waiting two minutes, apply your polish to the bottom half of your nails.

  • Step 3:

    After waiting another two minutes, apply your polish to the top 3/4 of your nails.

  • Step 4:

    Apply your polish to your entire nail, top to bottom.

  • Step 5:

    Apply a generous layer of topcoat like Seche Vite to unify the nails. You’re done!  Give your nails some time to dry, and then show them off to all your friends! 



    [Courtesy of Jessika Barber of Polish Insomniac]

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