Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Black and gold glitter gradient nails

Hey everyone! It's been two weeks since the New Year but since I haven't blogged since last year, I'm just going to go ahead and say Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you've been doing well. I'm sorry for not blogging (or scheduling posts ahead). I hope to get back to blogging here soon.

I'm going to show you some nails that are super easy to do and perfect for a fancy event. I've done these nails quite a few times for fancy dinners when I don't have time because this look is really easy to achieve and looks pretty darned good.

Taken with flash

Taken with flash

Taken with flash

Taken with flash

Taken with flash
What you need: a creme polish, a glitter polish, a base coat and a top coat.
What I used: Sally Hansen - 4 in 1 Complete Care base coat, Orly - Liquid Vinyl, Love & Beauty - gold glitter and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

First, use a base coat (especially if you're going to be wearing a dark nail polish because you really don't want to have unsightly stained nails). Then paint two coats of creme polish. Using your gold glitter polish, scrape off most of the polish then dab the tip of your nail with the polish. What you want to achieve is sparse glitter distribution that will build up with the next coat. Repeat the dabbing until you get the look that you want. Use a top coat and you're good to go.

Gradient nails are super fun and easy. You can make them funky or fancy. I didn't use the sponge gradient method here because glitter doesn't really dab on that well.

I hope you like these nails and give them a go.

Thanks for reading and sticking around! :)


  1. Very pretty! Happy New Year to you too! I had nearly three weeks off blogging too, so catching up now. : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  2. A very pretty look - I love doing this with silver glitters too!!

    aka Bailey


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