Today's nails are a really easy but very pretty glitter gradient! You only need two polishes for this -- a base color and a dense glitter in a clear base.
I started with a base of two coats of Misa Grey Matters. Okay you guys, I am seriously in love with this polish. It is amazing. Such a smooth medium grey, but then it also has dark flecks of dark grey in it. It's so beautiful, it looks like a wool coat or a river stone or something.
Then I took China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara (from their new Eye Candy collection) and painted it messily backwards down from the tips. I did one thinnish coat over the top third of the nail and then added extra glitter at the very tips to make it more dense there. I only picked up three of them, but I'm sure any of the Eye Candy glitters would work nicely for gradients.
I love this gradient! Rebecca mentioned that it seemed very winter appropriate to her and I have to agree! Here are the two polishes I used in their natural habitats...
If you are doing this look, make sure your glitter of choice is dense. It's hard to achieve a gradient effect with a sparse glitter; it'll end up just looking like you did a poor application job most of the time.
Here is a close up of this manicure so you can see how pretty Grey Matters is. I'm seriously over the moon about this polish. You can snag one at Transdesign.
I hope you all enjoyed this manicure! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and try not to get trampled to death on Black Friday!