I was inspired to do a nude-ish glitter gradient by this mani done by PolishCandies (formerly hannvjk) and by a mani found on Pinterest by a gal named marce7ina. It was not linked properly (that's Pinterest for ya), but after a little searching I tracked down the original post - view it here. I applied XX with an eyeshadow sponge, although I probably could have done without it and just used the brush. While I usually layer it over black, I really like how XX looks as a gradient with a soft base color.
Side note: doesn't it seem like there are a lot of Gemini beauty bloggers out there?
I hope you had a lovely 4th of July weekend!
Cirque XX was provided as a press sample. I won OPI Step Right Up in a giveaway. Read my disclosure policy here.