Happy Sunday sweetpeas! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend whatever you're up to!
Looking forward to popping on down to Westfield White City a wee bit later to meet some lovely old blogger friends for some food, catch up & of course shopping times! ;) Before that though I thought I'd squeeze in a quick post, I am cheating a wee bit in that this was the mani I guest posted about on the lovely Safiyah's blog, but just in case you missed it I thought I'd whack it on here too!
Whenever I'm stumped or lost for ideas/inspiration when it comes to nail art, I always like to go for a nice glitter gradient. Not only are they so easy to do, but its super quick, look so pretty & doing a gradient is a fab way of jazzing up an otherwise ordinary mani. Here I've used Revlon's Touch Of Mauve & Revlon's Sparkling for the gradient.
I started off with my base which was two coats of Revlon's Touch Of Mauve, a lovely pink based nude crème. I actually found this lovely in Poundland, which is one of my FAVOURITE little hunting grounds for polishes! I've found some right pretties in the past including Sally Hansen, OPI & Loreal so I definitely recommend you pop in to your local Poundland to see what treasures you can find!
Then for the gradient I used Revlon;s Sparkling which is a lovely pale pink glitter containing both small & large hexagonal glitters in a clear base. To begin the gradient its best to start of with just a little glitter on the brush, wiping off any excess on the bottle rim, then starting about three quarters of the way on your nail brushing upwards towards the tip.
Once you've done all ten nails, go back to the first with a bit more glitter & apply in the same way but this time starting from the middle. Depending on the denseness of the glitter used you can also go in for a third time, this time applying mostly on the tips, which I've done here.
Finish off with a nice thick coat of topcoat to shine & smoothen all that glitter & thats it! Glitter Gradient nails ready to go. Because of all the glitter layers, drying time may be a wee bit longer than normal but having a quick drying topcoat helps!
Hope you liked the mani lovelies! Thanks as always for reading & have a great Sunday!
Lotsa love to ya!