Simply pour Elmer's glue (yes, the elementary school kind) into an empty nail polish bottle. Brush on the glue around your cuticles, let dry for 3-4 minutes (which it will be dry by the time you finish coating all 10 of your cuticles), and sponge away that gradient! Then with tweezers, slowly pull at the dried glue and remove the mess in one take! Super easy, cheap, and effortless. Clean up any excess polish with a small angled brush and nail polish remover. Voila!