November 19, 2014

30 Day Nail Art Challenge - Day 17

Today's theme - Glitter!  Typically I do not use glitter polish on my nails because it is a pain to take off, but when I do use it, I enjoy coming up with cute designs!  Today I did a gradient purple and silver with purple glitter.  I did not take step by step pictures for this tutorial but I will explain it just with different "hand position" pictures.  :)

First, I painted a base coat of silver.  You really want to achieve full coverage because the purpose of it is to "fill in the gaps" when you sponge the rest of the design on top.

Next, I used a sponge to sponge more silver polish all over.  This just helps the colors blend better when you add the purple.  Moving quickly, use a different sponge to sponge purple polish over the bottom half of your nail.  If necessary, go back with more silver to sponge/blend the colors together in the middle.

When all this is dry, go over the top with purple glitter polish.

It's glitter-tastic!  (I made that up :D)