Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fall Week, Day 2: Fall Glitter!

Good Morning Lovelies!

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!

{{Hugs}}
Christy


29 comments:

L said...

HOLY &^%@!!! I hat taking off glitter ya know but this is awesome. I love it!!!

April and Ashley said...

I love it!

ainos2 said...

Just gorgeous!

Mighty Lambchop said...

This is gorgeous! I will have to try this when I get some more Konad plates.

Brooke said...

wow, looks great!

Calia Yang said...

wowza!! beautiful!!! you should do a tut!

Lacquer Laine said...

INCREDIBLE!

contests and such said...

FANTASTIC! I love it!

Colette said...

Beautiful! Kind of reminds me of the color scheme I have on my nails right now, that I'll be posting later, very fall-ish with the greens & browns & golden colors, but yours has much more bling! I'm going to have to get that pack-o-glitter & try something like this =)

Amarena said...

This looks crazy..in a good way! You manage to do this perfectly and the glitter is just a bonus to this mani:)

Brooke said...

Super fly!!!

I bet this would look awesome as matte, have you tried it that way??

Awesome work girlfriend :)

nihrida said...

OMG! I'm so stupid...I almost asked you why ''fail glitter''. I had to read it 3 times to see it says ''fall''. Dumb me! =) Well, I have to say this manicure is absolutely gorgeous! Well done, Christy!

gildedangel said...

That is beautiful, never take that off! I love it!

Mama Jen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

thriszha said...

wow its so sparkly.. love it

Leeyah said...

Soooooo pretty!

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

Wow- This is soooo pretty! I love that dark glitter

Lisa H said...

Gorgeous! I love how you explain how you do this so we can try it. I am still a rookie. But I did do a design and posted it on my blog with a link to my inspiration so others can see how I came up with it. :) love your blog!

Evil Angel said...

I love it, it's gorgeous and sparkly and all things good!
P.S. I discontinued my polish so you have an official HTF right there! LOL

booksnchocolate said...

It's gorgeous! Your nails look like jewels...
You might have a hard time taking it all off though.... ;-P

Parisky said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Shayla said...

GORGEOUS! This is one of the neatest glitter gradients I've seen. I simply *must* get myself some loose glitter and cheap clear polish.

I don't envy you having to take that off, though...

StardustStephanie said...

Wow that looks amazing! So sparkly and pretty :) Thanks for sharing!

Glittermillie's Nails and Sparkle said...

Oh WOW! I love it! It looks amazing. I so want to try it. I needs to get me some glitter!!

Shelby K said...

WOW! this is awesome! The colors are perfect too :D i might have to try this out if work stops breaking my poor nails

meli said...

Wow! This is too cool!

Lucy said...

Beautiful Fall inspired glitter gradient manicure. That was a mouthfull. Good idea about the tip. Love this.

Wynn said...

Love it!

Pam's Girly Bits said...

This is gorgeous. I must try this for fall. I have not mastered gradients yet.