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Gradient glitter nails

I’ve been fascinated with the gradient nails that go from darker to lighter. When I first saw them I honestly thought people had different nail polishes for each nail, I was in awe! But, looking back I realise how silly that is. I found this mani surprisingly easy, although it uses quite a lot of nail polish because you have to mix it. I started with a very dark purple (Sally Hansen – Xtreme Wear “Flirt”) and mixed more and more white with it. Then at the end I sponged on some glitter (black and silver to the two darker nails and silver and clear polish to the lighter nails). Topped off with an OPI top coat. 🙂 Here it is…



What do you think?



Silver leaf nugget nails

I bought this silver stuff online. I didn’t know what it was called at all, so I Googled quite a bit. Eventually I found out they are called silver “nuggets”. Does anyone else have another name for them?

Thank goodness I found a tutorial on YouTube which shows how to apply this stuff. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKy05_WZFs0. It was very helpful.

My silver “nugget” (it still doesn’t feel like the right name, but I’m just going to roll with it) came in a slightly different packaging. It was all scrunched up already, so I just ripped it up like she shows on the tutorial. Here is a pic of what mine looked like.

And here is what it looked like on the manicure:


I decided to use a metallic looking Sally Hansen for the base coat (Purple Potion). It’s purple and it shimmers blue. Quite retro, but I like it. I also topped it off with OPI top coat.

What do you think? I hope you like my mani 🙂


I love my toes

Here’s a quick Sunday night post about my pedicure (please excuse the chubby feet, let’s just say I could never be a foot model). I don’t often do my toes, so I wanted to so something awesome and striking. I found a great tutorial on “bow and stripes” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CesllaZ6WV8. I did it almost exactly the same, except I used tape for the stripes (safer than freehand). I really love the result! Also, it’s my first O.P.I experience, so I had a lot of fun!

I used O.P.I “Wooden shoe like to know?”, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “White on”, Organic Farm pink and an O.P.I top coat.

Don’t worry, I won’t have lots of feet pics on this blog. I hope you like the pedi. What do you think?