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How to do gradient toenails

This is my first guide so bare with me please- The Girl Xx

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Start with nice, clean toenails free of old polish.

Start with nice, clean toenails free of old polish.

This part is optional but i like to use a buffer thingy to remove any ridges so my polish goes on smooth. It also removes any naughty polish that has made a home on your nails. So win win :)

This part is optional but i like to use a buffer thingy to remove any ridges so my polish goes on smooth. It also removes any naughty polish that has made a home on your nails. So win win :)

Paint on a base coat. Here I've used Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle. It's a salon strengthener, nothing worse then flakey, manky toenails- blarff!

Paint on a base coat. Here I've used Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle. It's a salon strengthener, nothing worse then flakey, manky toenails- blarff!

Do two coats of white to make you colours stand out.

Do two coats of white to make you colours stand out.

TA-DA! don't worry about untidiness. We'll clean up later :). Oh forgot to say, you might find it helpful to put tissue between your toes to keep your toes apart

TA-DA! don't worry about untidiness. We'll clean up later :). Oh forgot to say, you might find it helpful to put tissue between your toes to keep your toes apart

Let then dry completely. Dum- de-Dum.

Oo! I know ! While your waiting pop a make up sponge into some water.

Oo! I know ! While your waiting pop a make up sponge into some water.

SQUEEEEEZE! Until it's just moist. If you're wondering why you need to wet the sponge, go ask someone who knows because... well I don't. Soz :)

SQUEEEEEZE! Until it's just moist. If you're wondering why you need to wet the sponge, go ask someone who knows because... well I don't. Soz :)

Add you colours to you sponge, darkest at the top. It may need a few thick coats as it seeps in quickly.

Add you colours to you sponge, darkest at the top. It may need a few thick coats as it seeps in quickly.

Start dabbing. Again it will take few coats to go on nicely but perceiver it will work!

Start dabbing. Again it will take few coats to go on nicely but perceiver it will work!

See?  I didn't want it to be too neat to I moved the position of sponge slightly.

See? I didn't want it to be too neat to I moved the position of sponge slightly.

REMEMBER!! Your toenails are different sizes so you won't get all 3 colours on all toes. BUT!! You will get a slightly gradient on there, you could always try just getting 2 colours on there?

Clean up time!!

Clean up time!!

Add a top coat when the polish is tacky so it runs into each other......

Add a top coat when the polish is tacky so it runs into each other......

ANNNNNDDDD... :D

....... DONE!! :D!!

....... DONE!! :D!!

Close up! not as great as it could be but good enough for work ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading my guide as much as I enjoyed making it! :)! Much Love -The Girl Xx

  • 3.0 Different Colour Nail Polishes
  • White Nail Polish
  • 1.0 Make Up Sponge
  • Cotton Buds and Pads
  • 4 Sided Buffer Tool Thingy ^_^
  • Base/Top Coat
  • Nail Polish Remover