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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grey Matters Gradient


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!

33 comments:

  1. Such a pretty gradient! I agree with Rebecca - it is very winter appropriate indeed :D

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  2. I love it! I think I'm gonna get those 2 polishes!

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  3. Wow, very pretty! These two colors compliment each other well.

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  4. Really cute. I like grey polishes alot, I don't wear em very often though

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  5. WOW, this is SO SO freaking awesome! <3

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  6. Love it! I just got the CG and can't wait to use it.

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  7. oooh that Misa is gorgeous!! and the more i see Lorelei's Tiara, the more it grows on me!

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  8. Wow I really love how the glitter gradient makes it 'pretty'.

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  9. I have Misa's Grey Matters, and I was not as impressed when it was in the bottle, but absolutely fell in love when I saw how gorgeous it was on my nails!

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  10. So pretty, and wintery!! I'm loving blues and greys these days!

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  11. So cute, I just got that CG polish, definitely need to try this out :)

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  12. Wow!! Nice work :D I really like the combo :D

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  13. Grey Matters is gooorgeous -- the dark flecks really make it a stand-out. Need to find. Great job with the glitter gradient, too. I'm loving those lately.

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  14. Oooooo so pretty! Lovee that glitter!!

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  15. Stunning I love this combination and i think you have just helped me with my mani for the holidays

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  16. Killer combo! I love this a lot :D

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  17. These are Fantastic!
    BTW - I've nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. :)

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  18. I love the glitter. It was positioned so carefully. It looks great!

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  19. Just bought Tiara this weekend. I was thinking I'd use it as a gradient over a Navy Blue - but I LOVE this! It's gorgeous polish. Thanks for posting it.

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  20. that's serisouly beautiful! *v*)/
    I'm a grey lover so I'm just so impressed by your mani <3 gorgeous!

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  21. This is gorgeous! I may have to try this - just got y Lorelai's Tiara in the mail today. New follower. Love your blog!

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