This is my Nail art design basics; How to do gradient/ombre nails post.
Gradient or ombre effect is probably the easiest way to get a really cool nail art look. All you need here is a piece of sponge.
This can get pretty messy so I'd suggest also getting the liquid latex to make clean-up easier, but even if you don't want that extra step and expense, it will not effect the awesomness of the gradient nail look.
There are loads of tutorials on gradient nails everywhere, this is just one of my personal faves.
If you use a makeup sponge, the gradient will be more seamless. If you use something with lesser density, like your sponge you use for dishes, it will be more grainy looking.
You don't want to go over the nail with the sponge more than twice. It will end up being a thick mess. Make sure the polishes you're using aren't overly watery. Anything that is opaque in two coats will do fine. You don't need to do the white base if the polishes you're using for gradient aren't watery.
You can only use two colors for the gradient but that will need more blending and possibly more dabbing with the sponge than you'd like. Three colors that sort of make the gradient on their own will give you the best results.
I hope you enjoyed my Nail art design basics; How to do gradient/ombre nails post and I'll talk to you soon!