Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Double the Bubble: Pink and Blue Gradient and Glitter Combo


I'm currently in the midst of doing a bit of spring cleaning and one of the things I'm doing is clearing out my post drafts! This manicure was inspired by Jacki from Adventures In Acetone, who does a lot of beautifully paired gradient and glitter combinations. This Elevation Polish combination is one of my favorites of hers.

For my manicure, I started with the glitter polish and then worked backwards, choosing the gradient shades based on the glitter's colors.


There are three components at play here:
OPI If You Moust, You Moust - bubblegum pink
Essie Butler Please - deep cobalt blue
Polish Me Silly (formerly Lush Lacquer) Mr. Bubble - glitter shade

Unfortunately, since this is an older manicure, Mr. Bubble is no longer available for purchase. Anyone have any suggestions for similar glitter polishes? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


Even though this specific glitter polish isn't sold any more, the idea behind this manicure still stands. Grab one of your favorite glitters, and build a gradient around its colors. The glitter will add extra depth and dimension while helping to make your gradient blend appear smoother.
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33 comments

  1. The only thing that comes to mind is a color club glitter called British Invasion. The glitter is slightly more turquoise but I think it's pretty close.

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  2. This looks gorgeous! I might have to try something like this now.

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  3. This looks amazing! Definitely inspired us to give ourselves a manicure.

    Eve & Faye x

    Sugar Spun Sisters - A blog about clothes, cosmetics & coeliac disease

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  4. This is such an awesome combination! I wish Mr. Bubble was still available!

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  5. I'm so in love with this mani! It's incredibly cute. The only glitter I have that is close is Hit Polish Mr. Bubbles but I'm pretty sure it's discontinued.

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  6. I have seen similar glitters by Sally Hansen, Maybelline and Sephora.. Same glitter looks but uni- colored .. Should work too!!

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  7. YEEEEEEES. That is how I feel about this mani. One, big, fat YES.

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  8. FANtastic! I'm really digging this!

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  9. I love that gradient from Jacki and yours too! Its such an elegant gradient idea.

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  10. I love these gradients with matching glitter. Very lovely!

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  11. Ooh, absolutely beautiful mani! So striking.

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  12. oooh such a great idea! Love how you see the blue glitters on the pink, and the pink on the blue! I should totally get a multicoloured glitter and try the same :D Do you know any good green/blue glitter combo's (those are my fave colours :D)

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  13. I love it. Actually the colours you've choosen are more mine than the original mani, so I love yours more!

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  14. Amazing! Beautiful combo:)

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  15. LittleMonsterx14May 8, 2014 at 6:17 AM

    this is gorgeous! love love love it!

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  16. I am so sad I didn't get Mr. Bubble when I had the chance. I love it more every time I see it. This is a great idea! Reminds me of the cotton-candy flavoured Bubble Yum :D

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  17. THIS motha-flippin stuff!
    http://tjonlinestore.com/xcart43/images/P/3187-01.jpg
    now my mouth is watering.

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  18. Um, gorgeous! I have a glitter topcoat that's really similar to this that I've been wondering what base color to use, and I think I know now!

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  19. This looks amazing! A good manicure for the summer!

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  20. This is amazing! I love the colour combination and this is such a great idea! I think it's definitely something I'll have to try out! :)

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  21. I loooooove this!!! So fun, and pink and blue is such a fun combo. Love those matte glitters!

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  22. This is just absolutely stunning!

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  23. Maybelline color show does gillters/confetti polish like this. Love it!

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  24. I love it!! such a cool combo! :)

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  25. Super duper gorgeous ♥ really, well done!

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  26. Kimberley AmbroseMay 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Love these nails! So pretty! I would definitely wear these :) Have to say i LOVE all your posts! And thank you for your help :)


    Little Red

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  27. DhiniNL | DhinivhMay 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    woo. beautiful combinatie

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  28. So perfect!!! I loved these colors together :)

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  29. Now that's what I call spectacular! I'm so trying this

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  30. Bruna Lombardi de AzevedoMay 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I love this 2 colors together

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  31. Those two contrasting colours are lovely

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