While experimenting with the glitter gradient look, it hit me - why not a glitter gradient sandwich?
The recipe for this dreamy manicure is:
- Start with an opaque, pigmented pastel (My pick: OPI Do You Lilac It?)
- Dab on a chunky multi-colored glitter - details below! (My pick: Milani Gems)
- Top with two coats of a sheer milky polish (My pick: OPI So Many Clowns... So Little Time)
When picking a polish for your base color, keep in mind that the sheer polish will lighten the color up.
Quick glitter gradient tutorial:
Tap the tip of a spongy eyeshadow applicator against your nail polish brush so that it picks up some glitter. Don't drench your sponge in polish. Starting at the top of your nail, dab the glitter on and move back toward your cuticle. You can go as far as you want - the glitter should thin out as you go. If you didn't get enough glitter on your sponge the first time, go back and add some more. Keep playing around until you're happy with how it looks!