Manicure Monday: Kiss Gradation Nail Polishes

Kiss Gradation

Kiss Nail Swatch

Hello again and Happy Monday! Happy Veteran’s Day too, if you happen to be in the U.S. It’s been awhile since the last manicure Monday, and I am kicking them off again with the Kiss Gradation polishes in Film Noir Black. I received this kit in my Rose VoxBox from Influenster, which you can read about in this post.

Using this kit was a bit of a process. Following the instructions on the box, I painted two coats of Step 1 (the silver polish), followed by painting one coat of Step 2 (the black polish) along the top third of the nail. Finally, I took Step 3 (the glitter) and painted the top half of the nail to blend the two shades together. The instructions say to paint one hand at a time, presumably so the layers don’t dry too much before you can blend them together. As you can see in the photo above, it mostly worked. I did run into a few issues though. First, the silver base color was a little too gloopy after the second coat but far too thin to leave at just one coat. The end result was that after layering all of the polishes on, they tended to smoosh rather than blend. I think next time I will try to do thinner coats of everything. The second problem I had is that this polish chipped much more than a normal polish. I did top it with my normal top coat, but it didn’t seem to help. Glitter polishes in general tend to be guilty of this more often than not, so it may not necessarily be this kit’s fault.

Overall, I think this kit is pretty good. It is an easy 1, 2, 3 way to accomplish the ombre nail trend. I believe it comes in four colors and is available in most drugstores. With some practice, I think it would work out very nicely indeed! The colors are pretty, and I would use the polishes individually as well as in a threesome.

If you use one of these kits, I would love to see how your manicure comes out!


 Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


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