Today I'm bringing my current (yes, this is on my nails right now) nail look. For once, the blog coincides with real life! If I had had the inspiration, I think this is what I would have wanted on my nails for New Years Eve and Day...but since I didn't get inspired for anything, I had bare nails for the new year. We'll just say that I was giving my nails a breather (and not admit that I had a lack of ideas). I put this mani on Wednesday night. And as of right now, there are no chips or tip wear, which is pretty good since there's no top coat in sight.
I had the idea to pair a matte polish with shiny glitter and I knew just which 2 polishes I wanted to use.
I started off with my usual base coat of Bridge the Ridge, then applied 2 coats of China Glaze Stone Cold from the 2012 Hunger Games collection (bought on clearance from Sally's Beauty Supply). This polish dried pretty fast so by the time I get done with one coat on all my nails, I didn't have to wait to apply a second coat.
Next I applied China Glaze Pizzazz from the 2012 Holiday Joy collection. I put it on in a gradient style from the base, which is my current obsession of how I put on glitter. This polish worked perfectly for it! Not too much clear base and the glitter came off the brush fairly easily (no extra supplies in sight).
Apparently, I cannot keep myself away from doing a glitter gradient that starts from the base of the nail. The last 3 out of 4 manis involving more than one color that I've had on have been that way. The other one was going from the tips.
What do you think of the combo of a matte base color with shiny glitter? Love it or not so much? What's your favorite way to use glitter polishes?
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