Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day Nine - Gradient

     My, oh, my! We're so close to being done with this challenge. I honestly thought I wouldn't make it this far. Today's challenge is a gradient. I thought this was the perfect time to try out my newest China Glazes. I picked up the Holiday Charms mini set at Sally's a few weeks ago. Originally, I was going to gift it, but decided to keep it myself. Terrible, I know.

     For this look, I started with two coats of Merry Berry, a deep berry jelly with a lovely squishy feel. I was amazed by the coverage! It was fully opaque in two coats. The dry time was great. 

     For the glitter gradient, I used Glitter All The Way, a multi-sized glitter filled with purple, emerald, ruby, and gold. I started with a nearly dry polish brush and did the base of the glitter down the nail. After it dried, I added more at the base. I repeated this a few times until I got the coverage I wanted.

     I finished it off with a coat of Out the Door. The finish is nice and smooth. The glitter wasn't top coat hungry like I expected. 

     My hand looks mammoth with the China Glaze mini bottle. I have to admit, I'm not usually a fan of minis, but these are much better than others. *cough* OPI *cough* 

     Does anyone actually read my posts or do you just look at the pictures? ha

Here are the other bloggers joining in:

     If you'd like to join, jump in! It's okay if you don't get to each day or post a day late. This is all in good fun. Let's see what you've got! 


  1. Haha I read the post but I know what you mean. I sometimes wonder if I'm talking to myself. I totally agree about the OPI minis. I refuse to buy them.

  2. i have both these polishes! i am so going to recreate this :)

  3. That's so pretty! I've been dying to get that glitter!

  4. I want Glitter All the Way! I didn't know CG had minis at all. What's wrong with OPI's though? I have zero OPI and I wanted to cave and buy the Skyfall mini set.

    1. OPI minis are super, super tiny. They're so small they aren't even labeled.

  5. I love this nail look! I never thought to gradient the glitter from the cuticles; I usually start at the tips! Will have to try this.


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