After seeing so many gorgeous glitter gradient mani's I decided I must try one for myself!
So I started with 2 coats of Evil Shades "Gothic Goddess". This color is awesome. In indoor lighting it looks like a nice brown with a gold shimmer. But take it out into natural light and it becomes a brown toned purple with golden shimmer! You'll see what I mean in the pics below.
After that I I broke out the glitters! I finally got myself that 16 glitter sample pack, like the one in my giveaway.
So I used that!
In a water bottle cap I dumped a dime sized spot of Clear polish, and added an 1/8 teaspoon or so of the brown glitter. I applied that to the whole nail.
I cleaned the cap, added another dime sized drop of Clear and this time dumped in 1/8 teaspoon of the orange glitter. This I painted on from the cuticle edge, about 3/4 of the way up the nail.
Cleaned the cap again, and add more clear and this time I used the gold glitter. This I painted from the cuticle, about half way down the nail.
Lastly I tried using Sinful Colors "Call You Later" for the green, because I really liked the varied sizes and shapes of glitter in the polish. Sadly it wasn't dense enough, so I dumped some of that into the water bottle cap and added the green glitter from the sample pack. I painted this on the lower 1/4 of the nail.
I REALLY loved this! Mom, Cassie (my sister) and Rob loved it as well! And I got a TON of compliments on it, which I don't get too often.
See, the tips look brown right? wait til the next pic!
See! Purpley-brown! It's actually WAY more evident in reality.
Yup, I'm sold on glitter gradients!
I will most certainly be doing more of these in the coming weeks and months!
Oh, little side note. Most people seem to add glitter from the tip, I did this opposite because I absolutely HATE when my tips look chunky 'cause of too much polish at the tips. So it that bugs you too, think of doing it this way!
Well that's it for today!
I hope you guys have a wonderful day!