Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time to Bling In the New Year!

Alright ladies...I attempted my first glitter gradient effect tonight.  I've been seeing so many talented artwork with the nail polishes and wanted to try something new with my glitters.  To start off, I just bought a Sally Hansen product called "Hard As Nails, Hard As Wrap: Powerful Acrylic Gel".  I used 2 coats of it as a base coat prior to the polish.  I let it dry for at least 10 minutes.  Having that under my polish seriously worked wonders on the how smooth & solid the polish went on.  The first 2 coats was one of the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors "Khloe Had A Little Lam-Lam".  It's a gorgeous blue-green.  After letting that dry, I sponged on "Kendall On The Katwalk"....a clear base of the finest blue & green micro glitter & pieces of slightly larger round purple glitter in a gradient effect halfway up the nail.  Lastly, I sponged the tips with some OPI "Crown Me Already" to get some of the big hexagon silver pieces for a little extra New Year's glitzy pazazz! I definitely need to work on my photography & lighting (perhaps use a camera other than my iPhone).  But I hope y'all enjoy my New Year's gradient glam :)

"Khloe Had A Little Lam-Lam" NOPI

"Kendall On The Katwalk" NOPI

"Crown Me Already" OPI


  1. I'm loving this mani! Really lovely :)

  2. I LOVE this!

    I need to see this "sponging technique" in action, though, because I have absolutely NO clue what that is.

    I vote for a play date.

    <3 love the blog!

  3. That's really gorgeous. I love the gradient glitter effect. :)