This is Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Gradient!


This post hopefully will be short and sweet.  I have been extremely busy for the last few days and it doesn’t seem like my schedule will lighten up for another few days.  So I apologize in advance if I don’t get back to your tweets or comments right away! But I still am keeping up on this challenge and wanted to post my gradient!

I had so many thoughts on what I would do for this challenge.  I think the first and most obvious choice was do to a candy corn gradient.  I even grabbed the polishes to do that manicure and then at the last second I decided to play with one of the glitter pots I got from Julep this month. I remembered a nail tutorial I saw on Youtube (I couldn’t find it to link it) where the girl used cosmetic glitter and a fan brush to make a glitter gradient manicure.  This is my attempt!

How I did this! I applied 2 coats of OPI “Vodka and Caviar”, my favorite brighter red.  Right after I did the second coat on a nail I dipped the tip in the pot of black glitter  Then with an eye shadow brush, I dipped that into the glitter and tapped it down the nail to create the gradient.  I did each nail, one at a time, to create this look.

It was one of the easiest manicures and looks more tricky than it is.  One thing that was a total accident but I love how it turned out is the matte look to the glitter.  I know you aren’t supposed to put a top coat on to these loose glitter manicures but for some reason I wanted to try it.  Well, I lost all the sparkle of the glitter and it turned into a gritty and dirty look.  I like that with the brighter red because it looks creepier and more halloween-like.

What do you guys think? Do you like the look of the matte glitter? What would you do for a gradient mani?

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