Sunday, July 6, 2014

Birthday Nails

Not too long ago, I had a birthday. It was super low key and it rained :/ But, my boyfriend made burgers, got me some macarons, and there was a party on my nails! I wore Cirque XX as a glitter gradient over OPI Step Right Up. (Cirque XX was provided as a press sample. I won OPI Step Right Up in a giveaway. Read my disclosure policy here.)

Cirque XX Glitter Gradient

Cirque XX Glitter Gradient

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.

10 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I am loving the glitter. I really need to add it to my collection one day.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Yes, it seems as if a multitude of beauty bloggers were born around June. Me too, but I'm not a Gemini!
    Love the XX-gradient over the soft shade. I haven't worn it over black yet either, my preferred color for XX is lime green.

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you! XX over lime green - now that sounds pretty amazing!

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  3. Wow pretty birthday nails :-)

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  4. Very pretty! Happy birthday belatedly.

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  5. Lovely gradient! I hope you had a lovely b-day too :)

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