Nail art has so drastically changed over the past two years, coming full circle from painstaking professional detail to DIY designs.
"Loose, messy nail art is so good," says Nonie Creme of Colour Prevail cosmetics, and we have to agree. During New York Fashion Week, Nonie did this pink gradient nail art at the Lela Rose SS16 show. It's so easy and low-key, but still eye-catching enough to beg the question, "Who did your nails?"
Nonie says to start by layering on a sheer wash of rose gold, using Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in Date Night ($8, Drugstore.com). Then, take the metallic silver Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in Party Girl ($8, Drugstore.com) and "just flicker it across the edge, kind of like icicles," Nonie says. There's no pattern - the effect should just be a loose ombré. Finally, add a chrome pink to the edges - Nonie mixed her own, but Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Polish in Violet Sapphire Chrome ($3, Amazon) should do the trick.
We're totally loving this new age of easy nail art. Now that you've mastered the gradient technique, you can try it with all sorts of colors. We think it would look killer with pale blue, silver and navy polish.