15 August, 2012

Glitter gradient with OPI Servin' Up Sparkle

I'm getting a bit better at doing glitter gradient mani's so this is just about good enough to share with you.

I used the silver holo glitter mashup Servin' Up Sparkle from last year's Serena Williams Glam Slam! collection to glam up the shimmery teal Yodel Me on My Cell.  I applied one coat of the glitter two-thirds up the nail, then added a second coat half the way up the glitter coat and a final coat of glitter just on the nail tips.  I hope that makes sense?

This is the result.  To perfect it and smooth it out I'd recommend a final layer of topcoat but this mani is photographed without.  All pictures were taken outdoors in cloudy conditions:





That's it for tonight.

Vita :)


16 comments:

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    1. Thanks! That's a big compliment from you Maria :)

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  2. So pretty! I love the base color choice. I've never been good a glitter gradients, I think because I try then when my nails are uber short. Great job!!

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    1. Thanks Kaki - I agree, I think nails have to be a decent sort of length to make it work. I loved the teal undercoat so rather than removing it after a day I dressed it up instead!

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  3. Love the design of your nails Vita! It's a lovely look towards the last couple of weeks of winter.

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    1. Thank you Rose :) I am SO looking forward to spring too!

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  4. I adore sparkly tips, I really need to give it a go myself!

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    1. It's a cool effect and pretty easy after 1 or 2 attempts :)

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  5. I have yet to try a glitter gradient. Someday...but I'm so lazy ._. I can barely pick out one color to paint my nails, and then suffer through the drying procedure.

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    1. I'm impatient too but did this surprisingly quickly. Glitter polishes dry in no time at all!

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  6. This is stunningly beautiful, Vita!! You've got great skills!! xxoo

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    1. Aww thanks Lola :) I don't know about skills, but I do have determination - try, try again! One day I'd love to learn to do freehand nail art but I think that's a way off for me yet!

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  7. I love the glitter tips, I need to try it but will probably make a mess of it!

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    1. Thanks Kim :) Do try - this was my third attempt and I think I've finally got the hang of it!

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  8. Loving this combination!! I'm too lazy to gradient anything but this is so gorgeous and inspirational. Maybe some day. (But probably never, lol.)

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    1. Aww c'mon! Maybe for the Holidays???

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