All That Glitters

Hey guys,
These are some nails I was rocking at Christmas- OPI Big Apple Red and Milani Gold Jewel in a glitter gradient. They are quite Christmassy, but I would totally wear them at any point in the year! I did have to apply a top coat of Gelous and two thick layers of Seche Vite, as the glitter hexes were a bit scratchy. Perfect party nails!
And here's a bonus shot of Christmas Eve in the pub -  I did my BFF's nails as an extra Christmas present! Mine are the candy canes, the Father Christmas bellies belong to Sarah, Carys had the French tips and Al had the glitter gradient. We so cool.  

Candy Canes

These nails are from before Christmas (so only six months overdue....ahem) but I had to share them because I just loved them so much. My nails were super long back then - I'm currently growing out my nubbins, or trying to! I do love them longer, I'm much more inclined to experiment with nail art when I've got a bigger canvas.

 I used Revlon White as the base, and let them dry over night (I try to always do this when using tape in manicures) then cut Sellotape to various sizes - a feat in itself, you end up with tiny shreds of it all over the bloody place. Then I popped the tape on and applied China Glaze's Ruby Pumps, and used tweezers to instantly peel the tape off.  
I've got one other Christmas manicure lurking in the minnows to put up as's not overtly Christmassy so hopefully I won't be judged too badly *hides*

Summer Gradient

Hi friends!
Well it's been a while. I've been a bit awol - sorry to anyone that's noticed or missed me! I'm a bit besotted with gradients at the moment, we've had a whole WEEK of sun in Wales (almost unheard of amidst the constant rain) and I seized upon the chance to get a bit summery with my nails.
 This is Essie Orange, It's Obvious and Boots No.7 Me! Me! Me! I did a base layer of white nail polish before sponging, to make the colours pop more, and added a topcoat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out. It's not as obvious as the previous gradient I've done, but the similar colours merge really well and help it look a lot smoother.
I can't wait to do a few more bright gradient combos...I might even get around to uploading them this year haha! ;) 
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