Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Glitter Gradient

This week's nail art topic is glitter gradients. If you know me well-ish, you'll know I'm fan of the cotton bud/Q-tip glitter gradient method. I decided to do a Christmas manicure for my research group's Christmas party today. Here's the result:


Polishes used:


Bases: China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Glittering Garland (classic Christmas polishes!), Orly Flare
Glitter: Hello Darling 24K, Loki's Lacquer Merry Christmas!



I think it's Christmassy enough! What are your nail art plans for Christmas?

(Also here's my favourite glitter gradient of all time:


Have to do this again soon!)

More glitter gradients:


Some products provided for review.

28 comments:

  1. I've never tried using a cotton bud for a gradient! Do you get fuzzies in the polish?
    Your Living Daylights gradient is like my favourite gradient ever, too! I want to try it when I get TLD! :)

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    1. Depending on how fluffy the cotton buds are, I sometimes get a few fuzzies, but they're pretty easy to pick out with tweezers ;)

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  2. I love the combination of different colour bases and glitters and it looks so festive :D

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    1. Thanks! I was going for festive :)

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    1. Haha yes, was considering doing this week and next week's themes together... ;)

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  4. I love this/both glitter gradients :)

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  5. Super festive! Looove glitter gradients! And I used the same Ruby Pumps and Glittering Garland combination on my nails for some nail art as I type this...great minds!

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    1. Great minds indeed! They're the perfect Chrissy combo :)

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  6. The bottom on is my fave! Is that a matte finish? So cool and modern (:

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    1. It's a matte topcoat :) Turned out way better than I expected!

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  7. really pretty! you did such a great job, my GG's always come out turrrrrable!

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    1. I think it just takes practice ;)

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  8. Pretty! What's the cotton bud glitter gradient method??

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    1. Thanks! :) You get a cotton bud and pick up a bit of glitter off the brush, then dab it onto your nail where you want it. The cotton bud soaks up a lot of the suspension base, which prevents you from having super thick nails at one end of your nail.

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  9. Your favorite glitter gradient is so gorgeous. Love the color combos and the design. This is not only perfect for this season but for all season.

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    1. Thanks! It turned out surprisingly well.

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  10. Could you possibly show how you do a glitter gradient using the cotton bud method please?

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  11. I love the colour combinations.

    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks! Red and green can't fail at this time of year :)

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  12. This glitter gradient mani is so stunning! Love the color combos. It really looks so festive.

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