Arden here: For today's nail of the day, we're going to learn some new nail art vocabulary! Here are three nail art techniques that are often confused:
1. Gradient: when one color gradually gives way to the next on an individual nail. Check out our gradient tutorial here.
|Eagle-eyed readers will notice this is both a Skittle AND a gradient.|
3. Skittle: when each nail is a different color--- like a bag of Skittles! We've shown a couple of these, most notably right after Easter.
Today's nail of the day is a Skittle manicure-- more specifically a Saran wrap manicure using a different color on each nail. To learn how to do this Saran wrap marbling technique, check out our extensive post here.
I started by painting each nail white using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I added a top coat, waited for it to dry, and then painted each nail with a bright color. Before that second color had a chance to dry, I immediately dabbed at it with Saran wrap to create a marbled pattern. It's kind of neat to see how each color marbled a little differently!
Maybelline Color Show Shocking Seas
OPI Did It On 'Em
Sinful Colors Dream On
Cover Girl Boundless Color Fuschia Girl
Essie Fear or Desire
I think keeping the base color of each nail the same and just changing up the top color was a fun way to make each nail different but also keep them consistent enough not to look weird. If you try out any Skittle nails any time soon let us know!