So the people over at Influenster thought I was so fabulous and my review on the Spring Voxbox was so awesome, they sent me a Kiss Gradation Polish kit as a "high five, you go girl". Pretty sweet. I'm pretty bad when it comes to nail art so if there is a product that can make it easier, I'm all for it! Let's check it out, shall we!
The kit comes with 3 polishes that are "specially formulated" for the gradient effect. I didn't know how well I was going to be able to pull this off because I have to use the make-up sponge cheat for ombre nails. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical on how this "specially formulated" polish was going to help my inept abilities of nail painting. I'm just that bad!
- Paint your entire nail with the Step 1 polish. Let the polish dry completely in between coats and before you move to Step 2.
- Paint the top third of your nail with the Step 2 polish.
- Before the Step 2 polish dries, paint the top half of the nail with the Step 3 polish.
- Bonus: Add the top coat of your choice over the entire nail.
*Tip* I painted my top coat before the Step 3 had dried entirely and it helped to further blend out the colors a little more and give it more of that subtle "ombre" effect.
Surprisingly enough, I was able to pull it off! Turns out their "special formula" actually makes blending the colors and getting that gradient effect very easy. Even for me! I did exactly as the instructions said and it turned out beautifully. I would make one addition to the kit, however, and that's a top coat. I didn't top coat initially and within a few hours all of my nails had chipped. Every single one. SO I would recommend the Kiss Gradation Polishes but only if you're planning on adding a top coat to it. Any polish with a glitter, especially a chunky glitter, needs something on top to seal those sparkles down. After reapplying with a clear top coat, these nails lasted the better part of a week. So overall? A+!
Disclaimer: I was sent this product courtesy of Influenster. All views and opinions are my own.