trip. Along with possessing all of the cooking genes in the family and holding the title of most bad ass psychology teacher this side of the Mississippi, Morgan also paints a mean nail. Going to her house is like visiting a mini nail salon (with the added perk of not having to pay for my manicure). In fact, Morgan is quite the beauty guru (just check out her 5-minute smoky eye tutorial). See you tomorrow! xo, melissa
Yes, I'm back again for the second week in a row! This time, I'm taking a break from my usual recipe contributions to share a simple technique for sponge painting gradient nails in two tones. There are all sorts of ombre-type nail methods out there, but this is the one that I most often use, for one reason: it's easy. I also like the textured appearance, as well as the effect of mixing two contrasting shades.
*Choose contrasting nail colors to create your two-tone effect. (I don't usually pair bold shades with pastels, but I ventured outside of my comfort zone for this one. You know, live a little and stuff.) If you're in a more traditional ombre mood, go for a lighter and darker shade of the same color.
5. Once the polish has thoroughly dried, apply your favorite top coat.
Have you ever done any sort of gradient manicure on your nails? If so, what technique do you prefer? Oh, and if you try this tutorial, we'd love to see pictures!