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Mani Monday :: Reverse Glitter Gradient

Good morning darlings! I had such high hopes for this week's Mani Monday post I even tried to film a tutorial for it! However after two hours of preparation and filming, I went to my computer to upload the videos to edit and realized that nothing recorded... UGH! So in hopes of still being able to show you all how to achieve this week's look I'm attempting a picture tutorial. I'm hoping it makes sense! But if anything don't hesitate to ask questions! = ]

This was a requested look from one of my readers, she supplied me the look from Pinterst. Thank you Kristen I had a lot of fun with this look! Here's the inspiration:

Now with out further a do I present this week's Mani Monday! Using China Glaze's Flip Flop Fantasy & Glistening Snow I am completely in love with this mani! I just wish the camera was able to pick up the florescent-ness of Flip Flop Fantasy. I'm talking NEON pink! It's FABULOUS!

China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy with China Glaze - Glistening Snow gradient

China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy with China Glaze - Glistening Snow gradient

Now for the tutorial!

  1. Apply your base coat. I like to use both Sally Hansen Hard as Nails & Seche Clear Base Coat
  2. Apply two to three coats of polish. I decided to use China Glaze's Flip Flop Fantasy and to achieve an opaque color I found three to be your best bet.
  3. Taking a makeup sponge applicator apply your glitter (My all time favorite is China Glaze's Glistening Snow from their 2012 Holiday collection). Dab the first stroke onto a paper towel then begin tapping the sponge at your cuticle and slowly work your way down to the mid point of your nail. *Remember slowly work your way down. As you get further down your nail you run out of polish giving you a gradient look*
  4. Your nail should look like this once you are done. Now take a nail brush and some acetone and clean up the edges.
  5. Apply your favorite top coat and enjoy!
Kind of like this but apply the gradient to your cuticle versus nail tip.

This manicure is a fun way to glitz & glam up your simple manicure and is super simple! 
Hope you guys enjoyed!

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