Recently I used Kiss’s Gradation Nail Kit from Rite Aid in “Freeze Frame Pink”. It’s a fun kit to create an ombre effect on your nails and I thought it was a great look to start off summer – especially the pink color! It is a 3-step process and the kit comes with 3 polishes with directions on where on the nail and when to apply each polish. Obviously, you have the freedom to do what you want with the placement and whatnot, but I followed the directions this time around.
The polishes are even labeled in order of how they are meant to be used so it’s pretty foolproof.
Step 1 – the pale pink color serves as the base
Step 2 – the tip color goes on about the top 1/3 of the nail. This polish goes on after the step 1 polish has dried. My nail beds aren’t that big and I had recently cut my nails before painting them so it ended up being more like 1/2 the nail.
Step 3 – the blend color. This polish goes on while the step 2 polish is still wet in order to blend the colors and create that gradient or ombre effect. I didn’t apply a top coat because I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to. I know some special polishes explicitly tell you that top coats aren’t required or suggested.
The finished product! The steps are easy and your nails turn out pretty cool looking. It takes a bit longer than painting your nails with a regular polish because there are more steps involved and certain timings to follow, but it really isn’t a long process. This lasted for about 3 days without chipping and once it did it wasn’t that noticeable because of the ombre look. I do want to try the ombre effect where each nail is a different shade of a certain color, but I don’t think I have enough shades of 1 particular color. Something to look into/invest in!