Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nails: Nude Glitter Gradient

I love understated, minimal nails--but I also have a weakness for glitter! This was a good compromise for me :)
What You'll Need:
OPI By Sephora - Only Gold For Me [or any multi-sized glitter]
Deborah Lippmann - Here Comes the Queen [or any fine, flaky glitter; Essie's As Gold As It Gets is a good dupe]
Butter London - Yummy Mummy [or any nude]

1. one coat of Yummy Mummy
2. Using small light strokes, dab on Here Comes the Queen about halfway down the nail; work your way up to about 1/4th down the nail.
3. Dab on Only Gold for Me about 3/4ths down the nail, and work your way up to about 2/3rds down the nil. Most of the glitter should be concentrated towards the tip.
4. [optional] clear top coat. I find Only Gold for Me so difficult to remove, it's virtually impossible to chip.

Nude Glitter Gradient Polish using Deborah Lippmann Here Comes the Queen and Butter London Yummy Mummy

How to Remove:
Glitter polish is notoriously difficult to remove--it's almost impossible with a regular cotton ball. A good-quality polish remover makes a world's difference!
1. soak something with an abrasive surface (like those rough facial pads, or a toothbrush) in polish remover, and scrub with pressure.
2. Soak small cotton balls in remover, then attach them to your nail surface by wrapping your fingers in foil (for a better explanation and visuals, go here).

  1. lola said... February 21, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    I love that glitter polish, in fact I am going to buy one soon,thanks for that ! x

  2. tightsandtea said... March 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    @lola Thanks!

  3. Aparajita said... April 19, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    I love this. Time to try it out :D

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