Monday, 20 August 2012

NOTD: Purple Glitter Gradient

Base Coat: OPI Original Nail Envy
Light Purple: MUA Love Hearts Collection in U ROK
Dark Purple: Mavala in Flashy Violet
Glitter: Barry M in Pink Iridescent
Top Coat: Barry M
Rings: Dixi

It feels like ages since I last did a NOTD post so I thought I would do something funky on my nails today. I had been wanting to try this unique twist on the gradient/ ombre nail since I saw it on Kim's blog (Sweet Monday) a while ago. To achieve it, I applied a clear base coat and then I used the same sponging technique that I used in my gradient nail tutorial to apply my purple nail polishes just to the tips of my nails, before finishing off with a little bit of iridescent glitter and a top coat to blend the shades together.

What do you think? Have you tried gradient nails?

44 comments:

  1. Love your nails... I really like gradient nails but have never thought of putting glitter over the top. It looks so cute xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I love the effect the glitter has, makes it blend in better too :) x

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  2. I loved these when I saw them on Kim too, such a nice design! :)
    They look lovely on you too! x

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    1. Hers looked great and I loved the idea :) Thanks lovely! x

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  3. I've been wanting to try the ombre effect using a sponge for ages, I'll have to give it a go now. This looks lovely! You've gotta love Barry M aha! xx

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    1. You should try it, the effect is so pretty! It's a little tricky at first though! x

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  4. So cute! I definitely want to try doing gradient nails xo

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    1. Give it a go! It's tricky at first but it looks so pretty :) x

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  5. Really pretty - I love the look of that Barry M colour x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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    1. Thanks lovely :) it makes a pretty top coat x

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  6. Ooooooo this is very pretty! I think I will have to give it a go, it's been a while since I did a NOTD post too!

    Em

    x

    Em's Mixed Bag

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  7. Such a pretty design! It reminds me that I really must find the time to do my nails at some point. xx

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    1. It's really pretty isn't it :) Haha, I'm usually too lazy to do mine! x

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  8. I've never tried doing this, they look fab! xo

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  9. love the nails!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. This looks so pretty! Will have to try it x

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    1. Thanks lovely, would love to see your attempt! :) x

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  11. Woww i love these nails! I expecially love it with the purple! i really want to give this a go - the glittery tips just makes the design even more pretty. xx

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    1. I love the purple too, really want to try it with an indigo colour aswell! Give it a go, would love to see it :) x

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  12. These look really pretty! The pink glitter is prob my fav Barry m polish x

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    1. Thanks lovely! I was unsure about it at first but it makes a lovely top coat :) x

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  13. Aw you little babe linking back to my post :) that's so sweet of you! I love this idea of it going from a colour to clear :) Might have to try mine with the glitter top coat next time too! xxx

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    1. Aww no worries sweet, I loved the design on your nails! :) x

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  14. Beautiful! I need to try this out, but I have the tiniest nails!
    X

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    1. Thanks lovely :) Aww let this design be inspiration for you to grow them haha! x

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  15. I love your nails, this is an awesome idea. I'm absolutely shit at doing nails though... I need you to come round and do mine, haha!

    Ava Tallulah

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    1. Thank you lovely! Haha, don't worry, I'm rubbish at them too, it takes a lot of concentration ha! x

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  16. These are beautiful! It looks like you've dipped your fingers in a fairy pond!I can't wait for my nails to grow long again so I can try this, alas I bit them all off waiting for my A level results. True story! xx

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    1. Haha I was thinking they looked very fairy-ish when I first finished them! Aww you will have to try it, I'm always biting my nails off when I'm nervous :( ha x

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  17. Love your nails!

    Please check out my blog:
    http://zsummerton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. your nails look so fairy-like! very pretty :)

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    1. I thought that too haha, thank you! :) x

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