GIVEAWAY: Kiss Gradation Polishes Kit in Gold: Easy Ombre Mani

In three easy steps, you can create a great metallic ombre mani with a little glitter too. Kiss, the primo artificial nail brand, shows some love to natural nails too by creating Kiss Gradation Polishes. And I’m so grateful that they gave me one kit to try and one for you to win!

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Kiss Gradation Polishes Exposure/gold

I was going to try an ombre mani by cutting up a sponge and applying three different shades and pressing it onto my nails one at a time, but when I saw the Kiss Gradation Polishes I said “nah” to a homemade ombre. This is soooooo much easier!

Gold is the color for Fall 2013, and I have a great new gold waterfall sweater with gold sequins from Midnight Velvet that I’m planning to wear to parties this holiday season.

MVsweater sequins

My gold ombre mani with a touch of shimmer and glitter will be a perfect accompaniment.


Just 3 simple steps:

  • With bottle #1, paint two coats of light gold on the entire nail. Let it dry.

Kiss Gradation Polish Step 1

  • With bottle #2, paint one coat on the tip of the nail only, about 1/3 of the nail.

Kiss Gradation Polish Step 2

  • While the polish from Step 2 is still wet, use bottle #3 to paint one coat on 1/2 of the nail and blend the glitter with the gold polish. Let all the coats dry.

Kiss Gradation Polish Exposure/gold

The instructions recommend doing one hand at a time. I didn’t. I went for it with both, and it turned out fine.

Because Step 1 is the base coat, Kiss says no extra base coat is necessary. Since I seem to complicate everything that’s easy, I put on a base coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Cure, and I ended with a coat of essence gel-look topcoat. Again, it is not necessary to do this! But I did, and this nail polish did not chip one bit for over a week. In fact, it did not chip at all. I finally took it off because I needed to wear a different color. 🙂

Here’s Kiss’ YouTube video that shows you how to do it if my instructions weren’t clear:

The website says “3 monochromtic polishes with hints of shimmer have a special formula to help colors blend and create the gradation look at home”.  Well, I love the way it looks. It actually is rather subtle, and it can be fine for everyday. But the next time I do it for going out, I’m going to make sure I really shake the Step 3 glitter bottle and get more glitter on the brush to develop even more glam.

Kiss Gradation Polish Exposure

Kiss Gradation Polish kits come in 4 different color options: Exposure/gold, Film Noir black/silver, Big Break/blue, Freeze Frame/pink. I would like to buy the other three kits, but the stores near me sold out right away. So I’m giving away the gold under the auspices of the good folks at Kiss USA. The Kiss Gradation Polish kit in gold is perfect to wear now, to wear during the holidays, or to give as a small holiday gift or stock-stuffer.

Kiss Gradation Polish kits include 6 ml total and are sold at CVS, Walmart, Amazon and other retailers. The price ranges from $6.97 to over $8, depending on where you shop. If you win the giveaway, you get it for free!

NOTE: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Nicole L. who was the winner. Please check for other giveaways on this site. Thanks so much to all who entered!!

Giveaway Rules

I still want to keep the entry process easy, so I’ll keep it the same as Never Say Die Beauty’s other two giveaways. To enter, just leave a comment on this blogpost telling me what you plan to do with the Kiss Gradation Polish kit or how you plan to use it. 

So enter for a chance to win this cool nail polish kit from Kiss!  Just tell me what you plan to do with the Kiss Gradation Gold Polish kit in the “Leave a Reply”/comment section at the end of this post. It’s easy, even if you haven’t commented before.  Enter your name, your email (so I can reach you if you win and so I know you’re a person, not a robot), type in your comment, click Post Comment, and you’re done.

Here are the detailed Giveaway Rules and forms of entry:

No duplicate comments, ie please don’t copy what someone else wrote.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can earn a total of 5 entries by selecting from the following entry methods (but if you want to do only the required entry method — a comment — that’s fine!):

  1. REQUIRED: Leave a reply/comment in response to this post on how you plan to use  the Kiss Gradation Polish kit.
  2. Subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty via the subscription form at the top right side on the home page (if you already subscribe, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
  3. “Like” Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook (if you already “liked” the NSDB Facebook fanpage, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
  4. Follow Never Say Die Beauty on Twitter: @nsdbeauty ((if you already follow NSDB on Twitter, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
  5. Refer a friend who will enter the Giveaway by listing her first name and last initial, e.g. AllisonC, at the end of your comment. You will be credited for the entry if/when she comments on the blogpost.

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., age 18 or older (I’m going back to US only till my blog starts to make a little cash through advertising since the shipping to Canada was surprisingly expensive for my last giveaway and this prize is heavier!) The contest is void where prohibited by law. The winner will be selected by a random drawing, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected.

The package will be delivered by the USPS, and Never Say Die Beauty is not responsible for loss or damage.

This sweepstakes runs from time of publication on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00pm EDT. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Good luck 🙂




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203 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Kiss Gradation Polishes Kit in Gold: Easy Ombre Mani

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    • Thank you, Amber. You really are the best!! Thanks again for helping to get things going 🙂 Gotta check out your post on BH blushes. I like that brand!

  3. 2 – Liked on Facebook – Kate Ex
    3 – Followed on Twitter – playonpretty
    4 – Subscribed to your email list

    [Tried to subscribe using the form under the post but got this message: “The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled” … the one on your home page worked though =)]

    • Wow, thanks so much for following. You get 4 entries!! Sorry you had trouble with the subscription box under the blogpost, but thanks for letting me know. I’ll check it out and try to fix it.

  4. 2 – Liked on FB!

    3 – Following on Twitter! 🙂

    I tried to follow by email but also got the error message.

    SO GLAD I found your blog today! I would LOVE to win this nail polish set! I had no idea that there was an alternative to doing ombre nails! This is great!

    • Frida, I’m sorry you had a problem with the email subscription under the post. I will try to fix it. But another woman was able to sign up using the subscription box on the Homepage, if you feel like taking the time to try there. Thank you so much for commenting, entering and following! The kit really is a great alternative to doing an ombre from scratch lol!

  5. This is my last year with my daughter before she goes off to college so I plan to have her invite a few of her closest friends over for a weekend and have a real slumber weekend of movies and junk food and games and doing are nails, etc. Just some real memorable fun. Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Thanks, Jennie, for doing the linky! I think this really is an adorable and convenient kit. I don’t have the skill to do an ombre from scratch so it’s perfect for me lol. 😉

  6. I JUST LOVE your Ombre Nail Polish Kit! Love the colors and the easy way to apply it, not hard on your own nails at all. I would be Thrilled to win this! I also love your nail pictures of the different polishes. Great Job!

    • Thanks so much, Paula! It’s definitely not hard on your nails. I removed it with regular non-acetone polish remover. 🙂 Thanks again for entering and good luck!

    • Thank you, Madeline! I think it would be fun to share it with your daughter. Thank you for entering and following on FB & Twitter: 3 entries 🙂

  7. I didn’t realize all entries were to be listed in one comment, I completed the mandatory entry by commenting already, in addition I have done the following:

    Email subscriber (

    Twitter follower

    Facebook like

    Thanks for putting together this sweet giveaway!

  8. i’d use it on my own nails. i really like the ombre effect shown here and i might just try and replicate it myself 🙂 hope i win!

  9. I would love to win this for myself. I did not even know Kiss made this product. I love the gold for fall. I just bought a new leather jacket and gold nails would look great with it!

    • That would indeed look great, Kathleen! Thanks for entering. I noticed the the NSDB Facebook “like” did not register. I sent you an email asking if you’d try again, when you have a chance. Thanks!!

  10. I have one sister graduating from high school and another from business grad school this year! It would be for one of them (or both if they are sharing!)

  11. I would use this on my nieces for a princess manicure!
    I subscribe via bloglovin (freshsamanthaaa)
    I liked Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook
    aaand I’m following on twitter (@freshsamanthaaa)
    email freshsamanthaaa(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • Wow, thanks a lot for subscribing, liking, following and commenting! I love the idea of a princess manicure. Perfect. Good luck, Samantha!

    • Oh, I wish it was going to be flip flop weather again soon, Jen! Thanks for entering. So far, your like on FB hasn’t shown up. If you get a chance, would you try it again please?

  12. If I win, I plan to ‘gift’ this prize to either my daughter (age 20) or my future daughter in law (age 21). I am a bit past glitter nails, but both of them pay tons of money to get these types of products! Thanks in advance for helping ‘Santa’ out, LOL!

  13. I love this kit! It’s so cute and I didn’t even know Kiss came out with an ombre kit. These colors are definitely very cute and would look great for a new years party look! (: At least that’s what I would do if I won this kit.

  14. i would love to use this for a dinner party or for when i go out on dates with the hubby or on special occasions like my birthday!

  15. I LOVE painting my nails. I do it once the kids go to sleep. its my “Me time”. This kit makes the ombre nails looks so simple. I would love to give it a try

  16. How have I never heard of these?! Lol! These are gorgeous! I would use these for my self and my ‘mawmaw’ my grandma. (I paint nails for her twice a month)

    I also:
    – Follow on Twitter
    – Like on Facebook

    Thanks for the opportunity!! =)

    • The Kiss Gradation Polish Kits are sold at CVS, in my store, near the nail tools and artificial nails. So if you’re usually in the regular polish area, you may have missed them. Thanks for entering, Kristen, and following on Twitter and liking on FB! good luck 🙂

  17. I would give the nail polish to my daughter. She has the length of nails and has tried a pink/rosy pink trio that looked very nice

  18. I have two girls and we love to have a manicure night and we do fun nail designs and colors on each other. This kit would be perfect.

  19. This gradient set looks great! So much easier then the sponge method that I’ve been using!! Would love to rock this look for going out Friday nights!

  20. I would love to try this out! I would wear it for my last night out on the town before baby number 2 gets here in January. Probably on New Years Eve!

    • Perfect for New Year’s Eve! Thanks for entering Tiffany and for confirming the FB “like” for me. Good luck in the giveaway and with baby #2!

    • It’s perfect for the holidays, Harriett! thanks for entering, liking on FB & following on Twitter. Appreciate it. And good luck 🙂

    • Thanks, Stacie, for entering and following on Twitter and FB. I think it’s great for everyday or going out! Good luck 🙂

  21. October is a big birthday month for my and my husbands families. I would celebrate all our birthdays and spoil myself with a great gold manicure.

    • Thanks, Nicole, for entering and following on FB, Twitter, and via email. Appreciate it. Good luck. More giveaways to come 🙂

    • Thanks, Laurie, for entering. I’m sure your daughter would love it. Thanks for following on FB, Twitter and trying to sign up for the email feed == please verify your email subscription, if you would. Good luck and there are more giveaways to come 🙂

  22. Love the colors! I would love to have a manicure night with my daughters. The colors would be perfect for the holidays.
    Thank you!

  23. Every Christmas my Sister-In-Law comes into town and stays with us. We usually pick one night where we stay up and have a girl’s night (she’s my fave!) and we watch a movie and I do nail art on her because she loves it but can’t manage it on herself. I would pop this in her stocking for her to be able to do a cute and fun mani when I’m not around. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • Maria, thank you for entering but the giveaway ended at 11:00pm EDT. I hope you will consider entering the next giveaway that starts on Saturday 🙂

  24. Well I actually graduate from my RN program in a month so it would be fun to have gold polish on my toes and fingers. My five yr old would enjoy it too.

    • Allison, thanks for entering but the giveaway ended at 11pm Eastern Daylight Time, almost an hour ago. sorry. There will be a new giveaway starting on Saturday. Hope you’ll consider entering that one 🙂

    • Thanks, Shannon. This giveaway ended last night, but a new giveaway for a skincare product starts tomorrow. Stay tuned and enter that one!

    • Thanks, Tammy, and thanks for leaving a comment! The essence lipstick is a really nice one, and super affordable. Sorry you missed the giveaway, but maybe you live near a Fred Meyer store and can pick one up 🙂

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