I know the demands for lovely nails nowadays. I've seen women sporting lovely shades of polish as part of their fashion statement. Paying for nail art is quite pricey but doing it on your own is a bit challenging. I've heard all your woes! So here's a semi-good news for Nail Art Design lovers out there who want to create Posh looking nails minus the Posh Price!
As seen on my First Sponge Nail Art Tutorial early this week, you can definitely see that I've used a super non-professional looking sponge to dab the polish with. I'll share you my DIY technique.
Its the simplest to purchase dish washing sponge that's porous in texture. Meaning, the sponge is not too firm! First things first, before you go grab on your dish washing sponge, take a look around you, have you purchase any pouch? Laptop bags or bags that has sponges inside? I've found one that I got from a Phone pouch! Thanks to hubby for not throwing this away!
On the outside, it's obvious that it's not porous enough, there aren't enough holes, what I did is to cut the sponge in 1/8 to save up the remaining. It'll look like the photo below.
Cut the edge of the foam and you 'll know why I did that on the next step.
You can see the center of the foam to be more porous. Unsure if it works or not? You will never know unless you give it a try!
Dab on your preferred polish directly onto the sponge/foam just like photo below.
Dab excess on a sheet of paper until you are left with a tiny amount of polish. You will know if the polish color gets lighter as you continue to dab on the white paper.
With a light, patting motion, just like the way you do on "bouncing method" with makeup, pat on the upper portion of your nails.
Repeat until you get the desired "Gradient" look as shown on photo below. It may get a bit messy, so do not forget to wipe excess with an acetone-soaked cotton bud.
Hope this helps to DIY lovers out there!
It costs absolutely nothing for me to have my own Sponge for Nail Art Designs!
Expect to see more gradient nails from me using Sponge Method. I am totally enjoying this!
I hope you will too!
Till next "How To"!