Monday, August 19, 2013
Arden: Hey everyone! I've been on a bit of a space-themed nail art kick recently. We'll soon be posting a Nail Art Nail-Off where we both tried out galaxy nails, and I think this glitter gradient manicure just screams "Space, the final frontier" to me as well.
I started this manicure by painting on two coats of Zoya Storm. Such a cool black polish with glitter! Then I added the glitter gradient (sorry there are no step-by-step pictures, I'll have to do that next time!). I painted one coat of China Glaze Pizzazz on the top half of my nail, then added a second one on only the top quarter of the nail. For good measure, I painted on an additional layer of NYC Starry Silver Glitter on about the top third. (All of these fractions were totally arbitrary, just so you know. I just did whatever looked good!)
I finished it off with a top coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (because Essie top coats don't agree w/ Zoya polishes) and was good to go! This was a quick and fun manicure that doesn't require a lot of pain-staking detail work. I would recommend it to everyone!
It also was so sparkly that I think it could be a good option for bridesmaid (or even bridal) nails if black is one of your wedding colors! (I know people have found this blog before by searching "black bridesmaid nails" so I KNOW at least one person is looking for black bridesmaid nails out there!)
Let me know if you try it out!