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Monday, 7 March 2011

NOTD Glittery Green Gradient

I’ve seen loads of gradient nails around recently and I really wanted to do something similar but most gradient effects require using a sponge and I just didn’t want all that sort of hassle –
I like my nails to be quite simple and easy!
So instead of using normal opaque nail polishes which are harder to blend together I used two glitter polishes and I’m actually really happy with how they look:)I used models own in Emerald City(the chunky green glitter) and Collection 2000 maxiflex in Inca Silver.

I applied a little bit of the green on the tips
Once that had dried I put a light coat of silver all the nail..
And then I just went over the tips with the same chunky green glitter and flicked it down the nail so there wasn’t a straight line separating the two polishes
(and then just use a top coat to help prevent chipping - although sorting out chips is really easy with this look!)If you’re going to do something similar with different colours the models own glitter polishes work really well as they are all pretty chunky and not so tightly packed with glitter that it’d be difficult to get the gradient effects :)

Hope you enjoyed!! x

29 comments:

Rach x said...

these look so pretty! trying this out asap :) xx

daisychain said...

wow, they look amazing!

Estée said...

they look nice!
now all I have to do is wait for my nails to grow before I attempt a gradient.

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G A B Y said...

I love gradient nails, but I'm not really good at it hehe!

Gemx said...

Very pretty! The silver and green look great together. Glitter gradient is such a good idea :)

Marie said...

Fun nails and I love the colors together!:D

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..R May A.. said...

@Marie and Gemx thank you, the glitter makes the colours blend so much easier :)

thanks for commenting!! x

Hannah- Ramblings of a Cosmetic Junkie said...

Wow the colours are lovely! :)

Dani said...

FABOLOUS !!

* Reena Rai * said...

So pretty, love the emerald colour

**OnYxStA** said...

ooooh i love these nails! :)

Xisses, Onyxsta

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jillian m. said...

i love how glitter polishes look on nails. so glamorous and sparkly!

Jocelyn Ng said...

Pretty!

..R May A.. said...

@Jillian and Jocelyn thank you :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh cool! Yayyy for gradients! :D
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Nadia Aboulhosn said...

i love the glitter!

Venus In Virgo said...

OH! Love this look , the color and the glitz! XOXO

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I am so loving this nail art - it is incredible!! :)

..R May A.. said...

@Cafe fashionista thank you, glad you like it!

Thanks for commenting!! x

Gertrude said...

These are so pretty! Love the gradient effect x

Sara.H said...

Very pretty ^^ love the color!

UrbanMermaid said...

These look amazing!! Can u do my nails plz? lol <3

Erica said...

Omg you did such an amazing job! I will definitely give this a try!
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Christina said...

I have been seeing so much green on nails lately and am really loving it. Great post AND beautiful paint job!

xo

Aysh said...

wow this is stunning hun! have seen this sparkly polish popping up on the blogosphere and I can see why, its gorg! Fab mani hun, think I will deffo give this a go! thanks for commenting on my recent post sweets, I'm glad I've found yours too as it is lovely! :)

Love Aysh xoxo

..R May A.. said...

@Aysh thank you so much for your comment, glad you like the nail design :)

@Erica thre do seem to be alot of greens around at the moment, it's meant to be a bit of a trend for spring!

Thanks for commenting!! x

Jonna said...

You did great job, this is stunning! Loove the colours too. xx

mckenzietruman said...

So pretty! You are quite talented!! This looks like the ocean! Beautiful!

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