My wonderful friend Alicia from Queens has turned into a Julep junkie just like me. I decided to have some fun with a few colors, and try a manicure that she has always loved, but didn’t know how to do. Gradients.

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She loves pastel colors, so we picked Julep’s Carrie, Renee, and Charlotte for this manicure.

We started off by taping around her nails to make clean-up easier. I applied a base coat of Sally Hansen’s Triple Strong.

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Then, I applied a base coat of Carrie, and did the most important thing. I let it dry thoroughly.

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Once this was dry, I used a makeup sponge to tap all 3 colors onto the nail, moving it around a bit to blend.

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I applied a second coat of the gradient, then used Seche Vite top coat. Here are the finished results. Alicia loved them, and she is a great client.

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