December 22, 2012

Gradient glitter nails in 4 easy steps

I don't know if it's the holiday season or what, but lately I've been into glitter nails, especially when tastefully done in a gradient style.

This is actually very very easy to do, so here's quick tutorial for you.

Gradient glitter nails in 4 easy steps
  1. Apply 2 coats of your base colour and wait to dry - I used Lime Crime nail polish in Milky Way
  2. Apply a sheer coat of your glitter half way up the nail and wait to dry - I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush nail polish in Big Money
  3. Apply another coat of glitter half way up the first coat
  4. Finish with a top coat - I used China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat
Products used - Lime Crime "Milky Way", Sally Hansen "Big Money", China Glaze top coat

Here are some pictures of the finished look in various lighting conditions. I'm really loving this style of nail art as it's not too over the top. Using complementary colours of cream base colour and golden glitter the overall look is festive without screaming for attention.
Outdoors in shade
Indoors
Outdoors, in sunlight

Do you like this nail look? 
Are you a fan of glitter polishes?

22 comments :

  1. It looks lovely. I will surely try this one.

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  2. Beautiful Lilit! I've done a few gradients and I agree you get the glitter while still keeping it tasteful. I need to try a reverse gradient like this next :) xo

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    1. I was going to glitter up the tips only but then I saw some pics of the reverse gradient and loved it, hence my reverse gradient look. I'll be doing them again, I really like it! xo

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  3. i love nail artsy stuff, have yet to try the gradient nail fx :)

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    1. Oh definitely give it a try, it's so easy and pretty :)

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  4. This is so pretty and a little less gaudy and childish than a full nail of glitter. I love the colours too!
    xx

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    1. I agree! The only bad thing about glitter though is the removal... aggghhh, not looking forward to it.

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  5. Looks gorgeous Lilit .. will try this soon :)

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    1. Great! Feel free to link back to this post when you do it :)

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  6. These gradient glitter nails are gorgeous! I will definitely be trying this design on myself in my next manicure :) x

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  7. This is gorgeous! Will have to give this a try soon. Last time I tried gradient glitter, it didn't turn out so well....

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  8. awe..... it is so easy :) thanks for sharing now i can try more patterns <3

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  9. I love the gradient glitter look-- it sparkles so much without being over the top. My favourite combination is Essence Gold Fever (small gold glitter with medium red glitter) over a bright red (I use Revlon Top Speed in Fire). Great for Christmas!

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  10. Gorgeous! I've been wanting to do this lately, now I'm definitely going to try it. Love the color combo you used as well!

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  11. I love this gradient glitter look! I have the exact same shade in the Gem Crush and it is beautiful and and very glittery :)

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  12. very lovely nails with the glitter details! and very sweet beige/nude base colour too!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/kiss-me-im-your-golden-girl.html

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  13. I love this look! I've tried it before and I was surprised by how easy it is!

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  14. I love this nail polish look, it is so pretty and creative. The only thing I don't like about glitter nail polishes is that they are difficult to remove otherwise they are fab :-)

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