- 3 colors of nail polish
- top coat
- makeup sponge
- pointed q-tips
- nail polish remover
- Paint nails with your lightest color, and allow to dry. We used Lancôme Vernis in Love in Simply Aqua for our base.
- Paint a generous stripe of each color, from lightest to darkest, across the end of the sponge. The sponge will soak up some of the polish so you have to add a second layer. After our base color, we used essie avenue maintain, followed by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Rx.
- Press the sponge firmly again your nail. Color will get on your fingers, but we’ll clean that up later. Repeat on each nail twice.
- Take a remover-soaked cotton swab (or small paint brush) and clean up the edges of each nail. Finish with a swipe of top coat, and get ready to be a source of major manicure envy!