May 09, 2013

Mint and gold gradient glitter nail art tutorial

A while ago I did a cream and gold gradient nail look (HERE) and loved the effect so much I decided to do it again but this time using one of my favourite polishes, Essie Mint Candy Apple.


Here's a quick tutorial on how to achieve this look. All you need is a creamy base colour (I used Essie Mint Candy Apple) and a complementary glitter shade (I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Big Money).

  1. Apply 2 coats of your base colour and wait for it to completely dry. 
  2. Apply a very sheer coat of your glitter nail polish to the top half of your nail. Make sure there’s very little product on the brush so that you’re dragging the glitter across your nail. 
  3. Once the first coat of glitter is dry, apply another sheer coat but only to the top quarter of your nail. 
  4. Finish with your favourite top coat to seal the look. 



That’s it! How easy was that huh? And the best part about this manicure is that it lasts for ages. Since glitter is so hard to remove, wearing it on your tips mean that your tips mean chip-free for longer. Bonus!

What do you think of this nail look? Is it something you've tried or would try?


24 comments :

  1. This is super cute! I'm a mint lover <3 I could wear mint on my nails every day! haha :D
    It looks so cute with the gold gradient on top. Thanks for showing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love mint as well, I'm a bit obsessed with the colour and I too could wear it every day, LOL
      xo

      Delete
  2. That is SOOO gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try this. I've been admiring Essie's Mint Candy Apple for a while, and think it is time that I buy it! Have you ever tried the Milani glitter polishes? They are really great as well.

    Lovely post

    xx

    MissStyleMonster.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you definitely should get Mint Candy Apple, it's the best mint shade I own and trust me I own a lot of them! And no, I haven't tried the Milani polishes. Unfortunately they're hard to find in Australia so i'm yet to try anything from the brand.
      xx

      Delete
  3. its super kool and easy :) wow like it lots ... :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I am so gonna give this a go, love it! Luckily I have that same Sally Hansen Gem Crush ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so easy, definitely give it a try! :)

      Delete
  5. loved the mani Lilit and love the combo too

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this combo! I've tried it before with a light peach base and gold glitter. The mint green is absolutely gorgeous though!

    Shell xx
    lovefromshell.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love it. It's like glittering sand and the sea. Thanks for the tutorial. Will definitely try it this summer.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awww so gorgeous! Great color combo xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful! Mermaid nails. <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I love it, Mermaid Nails! I should have called it that :)

      Delete
  10. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely love this manicure! I was thinking of doing a pink version for my upcoming wedding :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that would look fantastic for your wedding! Different from the usual creams and ivories but still pretty enough for a wedding. :)

      Delete
  12. Its so pretty. Nail art is never easy for me,I wish I had the patience to make my nails look this gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh trust me I'm impatient too, this particular one takes very little time which is why I do it! :)

      Delete
  13. Thanks for sharing how to create gradient glitter nails! Looks great.

    I bought a chunky chi chi gold nail polish which is great too. If you have a chance check it out - http://www.obsessivechicdigest.com/2013/03/new-obsession-glitter-nails.html

    I have started following you on blog lovin as well :)

    Much love,
    Anna x
    http://www.obsessivechicdigest.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. OMG Lilit, I absolutely adore this look it is so elegant, chic, fun and fashion forward at the same time!I will definitely try this- can't wait to do this I just have to pick up some Sally Hanson Gem crush first! Thanks for this great idea xoxo

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...