First, let me confess: I am not good at being a girly-girl. I try, but I inevitably smear my mascara, smudge my nail polish, and get random kid detritus on my clothing. Which makes the results I got from the Kiss Gradation nail polish kit even more impressive - with four kids, I just don't have the time to do my fingernails very often, so I'm way out of practice. But I bribed my husband to take the baby to visit grandma so I could try out this product.
Even with my amateur brush skills, it was super easy to get fancy looking fingernails. I do recommend reading the little how-to guide that comes with it, as this is a multi-step process. You want to have two coats of the Step 1 polish dry before you apply Step 2, but then you want Step 2 to still be wet when you apply Step 3 so that the colors blend together. I think I waited a little too long between steps 2 and 3 - I probably would have had better results if I had done one finger at a time, instead of applying the Step 2 polish to all my fingernails before applying the Step 3 sparkles.
My final thoughts? Love it. At least in the Exposure kit, the first color is pale enough to be very forgiving of mistakes - I always manage to polish my fingers with my nails, but it's not obvious with this shade. I didn't do any polish remover touch-ups before taking the pictures, just to show how nice it looks even applied in a hurry and without correcting mistakes. And since the other two colors go more towards the ends of my nails, there was less of my finger for me to hit. :) My only complaint - more of a suggestion to the company, really - is that since the Step 1 polish is meant to be applied to the whole nail, and two coats of it, it should be a larger bottle of polish than the two bottles than are applied in a single coat to the tip of the nail. Instead, all three bottles are exactly the same size, which means I'm going to run out of the base coat long before the two other bottles are half empty. Even with that, though, this product is WELL worth the price!
I received a complimentary Kiss Gradation Nail Polish Kit from Influenster for review purposes; nonetheless, all opinions expressed are completely my own.
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