Today I took nailspiration from the fabulously talented Jordie of the blog J0rdz Stylish Fingertips. She recently posted a tutorial on how to do a gel nail look with light pink fading to clear. I tried out this look myself today, and here are the results! I used Sation Off the Record Pink and Kleancolor Sugar Coat to create this look, and I tried out the Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Topcoat to top it off.
How do you think it turned out? It’s not so bad for a first try, but it’s a long way from the greatness of J0rdz’s version! I’ll have to keep practicing. There’s a little bit of staining on my ring finger nail that I didn’t realize was there, and it would definitely look better without it. 😉
I used four light coats of Off the Record Pink, and then dabbed a coat of Sugar Coat over the lighter area in the center. The Sation polish was very easy to apply. I had more trouble with Sugar Coat, as it took forever to dry. I might try adding some thinner to it the next time I use it to see if that makes a difference. The Kensington Caviar topcoat was really great. I have read mixed reviews of it in the beauty blogosphere, but it dried incredibly quickly and does add that shiny, kind of squishy look of gel polish to the manicure.
I purchased all of the polishes used in this manicure. The Sation polish retails for $5 on the Sation website. The Kleancolor polish is $3.49 on the Kleancolor website. Kensington Caviar topcoat is $10 at Sephora.