Friday, December 9, 2011

Glitter Gradient in Festive Green

Hello everyone! Sorry about the sporadic updates; as is typical for many of us, life gets pretty busy this time of year!

Here's a manicure that I did using the quick and easy no sponge glitter gradient method. (The how-to is in this post here.) I was partly inspired by this manicure by Sharon at Polish Infatuated. I wanted to create a festive manicure that isn't too over the top, but still has a holiday feel.

I used two coats of OPI Jade Is The New Black for the base color. It's a lovely true green with smooth, easy application. Next I added Zoya Ivanka to the bottom part of the nail, trying to fade it out at the middle of the nail. Finally I topped it off with a layer of Wet n Wild The Gold & The Beautiful for a little extra golden sparkle.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to invent some more festive holiday manicures to show you this season!


  1. You've inspired ME to do some glitter gradients! I love your method and plan to do some as soon as my nails are back in shape.

  2. Looks fantastic! I usually put the glitter at the free edge but shall be trying it your way next time :) xx

  3. Thank you so much, everyone!
    @thalie - Looking forward to seeing those manicures! =)

  4. Ms. Strong I am awarding you the Nail Polish Tag.It will be posted up on my blog soon.

  5. Beautiful mani! I love the glitter gradient. You inspired me to put on JITNB tonight!

  6. Ohh love this! I did a similar mani in black!