Nail File Friday’s: Including Gradient Pink

Happy Friday! So for today’s ‘Nail File Friday’s’ I bring you some inspiration to do right at home! As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to go out to get my nails done, however I do make the time to do them at home. If you’re a mom too, maybe you can do your nails while your babies are taking a nap or maybe at night after you’ve put them to bed. With these three looks, you can change it up if you’d like, change the color, the design or do the same. You decide!

So, using any polish shades, here I used the Essie – Marshmallow (white), Mod Square (pink) and Wicked (dark). I just wanted to change the polish for the ring finger, keep things simple – or semi simple and easy. The first one is the ‘ombre’ look also known as a ‘gradient’ nail art – all this means is that you’re going to go from one color and blend out with another, using all three colors and a foam wedge or a makeup sponge, once your polish is completely dry, paint some streaks of the Mod Square and the Wicked on the makeup sponge, now pat the sponge on the nail – go over it as many times as you’d like to achieve the ombre look. Next is the easy, basic just Mod Square polish and last is doing the triangle design using the self adhesive nail tape.  after you’ve applied both nail polish shades, just take the nail tape off carefully using the cuticle nipper.

And you’re done!

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Easy At Home Gold Nail Striping Tape

In the spirit of showing you how deep my love of all things polish goes, I am going to keep you in the loop of what I’ve done and am wearing on my nails. And if you haven’t read my nail tools to own post, catch up to know the must haves in nail tools to own. I do go to the salon for pedicures – because let’s be honest, it’s a great mini getaway. And will get gel manicures on special occasions, otherwise I will do my nails at home.

Aside from the obvious of having pretty polished nails, this is an easy pick me up no matter how my day is going.

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This week I gave my nails a break from color and put on some clear calcium nail polish. I did however still wanted a little something extra and decided to do a quick and easy design on my ring fingers. I used some nail tape in gold or you can use this multi-colored nail tape – a great tip is to place all your nail tape in a scotch tape dispenser to keep them organized.

The nail tape is a self-adhesive tape, first use a base coat, choose your nail polish, let dry, using the nail tape create your desired design – various horizontal or vertical lines, at the ends for a french manicure, etc., place on nail and cut the nail tape to the size desired with a cuticle nipper, seal with a top coat polish – if the end of tape comes up, just place some clear top coat underneath it, and you’re done!

Happy polishing.

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