I don’t know if it’s the holiday season or what, but lately I’ve been into glitter nails, especially when tastefully done in a gradient style.
This is actually very very easy to do, so here’s quick tutorial for you.
Gradient glitter nails in 4 easy steps
- Apply 2 coats of your base colour and wait to dry – I used Lime Crime nail polish in Milky Way
- Apply a sheer coat of your glitter half way up the nail and wait to dry – I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush nail polish in Big Money
- Apply another coat of glitter half way up the first coat
- Finish with a top coat – I used China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat
Products used – Lime Crime “Milky Way”, Sally Hansen “Big Money”, China Glaze top coat
Here are some pictures of the finished look in various lighting conditions. I’m really loving this style of nail art as it’s not too over the top. Using complementary colours of cream base colour and golden glitter the overall look is festive without screaming for attention.
Outdoors in shade
Outdoors, in sunlight
Do you like this nail look?
Are you a fan of glitter polishes?