Baby Boomer Nails (French Fade) Nail Art Tutorial

Lately I have been loving the very popular Baby Boomer nails (or sometimes called french fade manicure). It’s basically a french manicure in a gradient version. I am not too keen on french manicures, as they tend to look a bit boring and outdated. Baby Boomer nails offer you the same elegant and neat look with an interesting twist.

I have been looking for an easy technique to create Baby Boomer nails. Some people like to create the gradient with a brush, but I found out that the easiest way is to use a makeup sponge. The key to this technique is applying several layers and blending each layer before curing. I believe I applied 4 layers of white over the nude before I was satisfied with the end result. Please watch my video tutorial and you will get the general idea on how to achieve this look.

Baby Boomer Nails (French Fade) Nail Art Tutorial

My base color for this look is Pijama Party by Indigo Nails. It’s a stunning pink with a beige undertone. The best way to create baby boomer nails is to use a pigmented gel. The Arte Brillante line from Indigo is perfect for this purpose. I used White from the Arte Brillante range to create the gradient. The rest of my look is also made with those pigmented gels – Surf Trip (mixed with Paris Blue) and Black Poison.

Baby Boomer Nails (French Fade) Nail Art Tutorial

What do you guys think of my baby boomer nails? In your opinion, are they more interesting than the classic french design? Creating this design with gel polish was both challenging and fun. I don’t have a lot of experience with gel nail art, but I love trying new things and setting my bar higher each time.

Let me know what you think of these baby boomer nails and please don’t forget to check out Indigo Nails website if you want to purchase any products.

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  • Very pretty!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Love them. So elegant!