Transitioning your mani between colors just got a whole lot easier. Watch the video above to see how I nail the trick in 30 seconds flat.
The key is to use a clear nail polish as a base coat and pick two shades that are similar in color so they blend seamlessly together. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Clear nail polish
– Two nail polish colors
1. Apply two coats of clear polish to all nails except one and let dry completely.2. Paint the oddball nail with one of your chosen colors and let dry completely.3. Apply another coat of clear polish to all nails except the first one painted with color (the oddball).4. Paint the first color on top of the clear, then immediately follow it up with the second color.5. Repeat step four until you’ve reached your desired opacity, then seal it all with a top coat!
Let’s face it, we all want our nails to look perfect. A great way to achieve that is by making sure our nails transition between colors seamlessly. Unfortunately, this can be tough, especially when using darker shades. But not with this amazing tip!
All you need to transition your mani perfectly is tape! Cut small pieces of tape and stick them onto your nails in the pattern shown below. Then paint two coats of polish on your nail and peel off the tape before the polish dries. Presto! The result is a perfect transition and an impeccable manicure!
Isn’t that simple? The key is to make sure that there aren’t any gaps between the tape and your nail or else the polish will get under it. It may take some practice, but it’s definitely worth it for amazing nails like these.
One of the most common questions I get is how to transition your nail polish color. There are a few different ways that you can do this and it really comes down to personal preference.
The first way is to simply remove your old polish and then apply the new color. This is by far my least favorite way to transition because it leads to more chipping, especially if you have a lot of layers already on your nails. The only good thing about this method is that you don’t have to worry about trying to blend the two colors together.
If you want a more polished finish, I recommend using a top coat over your old color and then applying the new one over that. This works well because it helps hide any chips or imperfections and makes the transition look more fluid, but it will require a little bit of sanding once your new color has dried completely. You can also use tape or stickers between each layer so that when you’re done with the top coat there isn’t any exposed nail polish underneath.
Another great tip for transitioning nail polish colors, especially if they are similar in tone like pink shades or blue tones, is to use a base coat first before applying your new color. This will give you some coverage over any chips or imperfections from
I’m going to be honest here. I don’t like to do my nails. I would rather be doing something else with my time because it is a process and I am lazy. But if you put a nail polish in front of me, I want to use it immediately. So I figured out the easiest way for me to transition between colors so that I can get the maximum amount of wear out of the polishes I have been loving lately (as well as always looking clean).
You will need:
– 2 different colored polishes (I used 2 coats of Butter London’s Tea with the Queen on top and Sonia Kashuk’s Mauve-olous on bottom)
– Non acetone nail polish remover (I use Pure Vitality Beauty’s Nail + Cuticle Oil)
– A small makeup brush or q-tip
Step 1: Paint your nails with 2 coats of your base color and allow to dry completely.
Step 2: Paint one coat of your top color over all nails. “But Lani! You said you only wanted a little of this color!” and yes, you are correct but if we don’t apply this first coat all over, there won’t be enough polish left on the brush to apply the second coat evenly
It’s finally happening. You’re getting together your favorite polishes, a trip to the salon is in order, and you’re ready to transition from summer’s bright pinks and blues to fall’s warm browns and reds. This can be quite a daunting process if you want your nails to look as good as they did when you walked out of the salon.
There are two methods of transitioning: a gradual fade or a sharp color block. Both methods work well and it really depends on what type of look you’re going for. However, we recommend trying out the gradient method first because if you mess up, it won’t be as noticeable.
The first step is to gather all of your nail polishes that will be used in this transition step (a color from your summer palette and one from your fall palette). Next, grab some small sheets of paper or paper towels to clean off the brush.
Start by painting your nail with the color you want to end with (your fall shade). Let this coat dry completely before moving onto the next step. After that coat has dried, dip your brush into the polish on the opposite end of your spectrum (your summer shade) and dab it onto the bottom corner of your brush until it nicely fades into your fall
If you love to wear nail polish and constantly switch up your colors, then you probably also hate how difficult it is to remove the old colors before applying a new one. If you’re like most people, you either spend forever scrubbing and buffing your nails, or just end up painting over the old color.
Well, we have a solution for you: a way to remove your old nail polish and put on a new one in under 60 seconds. All you need are two nails polishes of whatever colors you like. For example purposes, let’s say pink and blue. Just paint your nails with your first color — let’s say pink — and let it dry completely. Then, do a second coat of polish (you can skip this step if it looks opaque enough after just one coat) and let that dry completely as well. Once both coats are dry, paint on a coat of the other color — let’s say blue — but don’t let it dry yet. While the blue polish is still wet, take some cotton balls or rounds, place them in acetone (the same stuff used in most nail polish removers), then press them against each nail for about 30 seconds. Peel off the cotton ball from each nail then scrape off any excess polish with an
This spring, I’m going to make a bold statement: It’s time to say goodbye to the classic French manicure. It’s just not edgy enough for the fresh, new trends we’re seeing this season. But don’t fret, there is one way you can give your nails a cool update that won’t require any potentially damaging nail art or difficult-to-remove polish colors.
The key to an easy-to-wear nail look that still feels fresh is all about layering. Whether you’re adding a sheer shade (think: pale pink) on top of a dark polish (like deep red), or vice versa, layering light and dark colors on top of each other is an easy way to mix up your go-to color combo. And the best part? If you don’t like how it ends up looking, simply take off the top layer and start over again.
While some colors may not look great layered on top of each other (blue and green, for example) there are tons of combos that work well together. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite color combinations to try this spring.