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Layering: Starry Night Glitter Gradient

Teal Glitter Gradient

Bonita Starry Night Layering

Teal Glitter Gradient

Teal Glitter Gradient

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Bonita Starry Night
Sally Hansen Archipela-Glow
Spoiled Champagne Siren
Sally Hansen Archipela-Glow
2 Coats Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Originally, I wasn't planning on doing such an involved manicure last night. It just happened to turn out that way. After I painted on the first coat of Starry Night, I realized how pretty it would look with a glitter gradient on my tips.

Starry Night could probably be a one coater for some. I painted on my 2nd coat to be sure everything was even, and then realized I hadn't wrapped my tips. Oops! So, I added coat #3 and moved on to the glitter gradient. After sponging on one coat of Archipela-Glow followed by Champagne Siren, I realized I probably should've started with the latter! Another coat of Archipela-Glow helped the gold glitter in Champagne Siren blend a little better with the teal in Archipela-Glow and Starry Night.

I'm pretty happy with the way this gradient turned out. Looking at the finished product, I realize that it would've been easier for my to use Nail Junkie from Sinful Colors! But, come on, where's the fun in that?!? Plus, I actually like the fact that the gradient is a little different on each of my nails.

Now, I know that this is a little bit behind, but I'm counting this manicure as the first in the 52 Week Pick N Mix Challenge. Because of being behind for the #31DC2014... I'm starting late, and to be honest, I wasn't sure I was actually going to do it. But I'm going to try and give it a shot. Just not sure if I'll be posting on my own time schedule or trying to catch up! I'm only 2 weeks behind, so catching up wouldn't be sooooo bad. We'll see how that goes. Since this challenge is longer and a little more sporadic, I'll just be tagging it in my posts here as 52WPNMC, rather than in the post title like with the 31 Day Challenge.

#52WPNMC

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