31DC2013: Day 17

Hey there! Today being day 17 of the 31DC2013, it’s time for Glitter nails! 🙂 Since I have already done a glitter gradient, I thought it would be fun to do a mani with glitters of different shapes and sizes. So I went through my small polish stash and found four glitter polishes that could work together. They are Orly Embrace (index), Faceshop SL211 (accent), Funky Fingers Mermaid Lagoon (pinkie). Unfortunately, I don’t know the brand of the polish on my middle finger as I got it from a nail swap and there is no brand name on the bottle. However, it does state the name of the polish which is Blueberry Swirl! 🙂 I used topshop airplane as my base colour. After adding the glitters, I finished off with matte top coat from etude house and this is the finished look!

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Hope you liked it!

Till next time, Bethanie

31DC2013: day 10- glitter gradient :)

Hey all 🙂 It is day 10 of the 31DC2013 and the theme today is Gradient Nails!! It is the last day of the colours category and I wanted to do a gradient with some glitters, cos who doesn’t love glitter?! Then I saw my three recently purchased face shop polishes and thought why not? 😛

All three are from their Yogurt Nails collection and they are Vanilla Sugar Yogurt, Lemon Candy Yogurt and Apple Mint Yogurt. Vanilla Sugar yogurt is this milky white jelly with big and small hexagons. The hexagons come in various colours such as green, blue, red and yellow. As for the Lemon Candy yogurt, it is a pastel yellow jelly with green, orange and yellow hexagons. Lastly is Apple Mint yogurt, a pastel bluish jelly with pale pink and green hexagons.

Overall, I am not a huge fan as the formula is pretty bad (chunky :/) . If you apply a thin coat, it gets streaky and if you apply a thick coat, it gets hard to spread the hexagons out evenly and smoothly. On the bright side, after all the trouble, you are left with a super cute look! 😛

For my gradient, I started off with Vanilla Sugar then to Apple Mint and finished off with Lemon Candy and this is the final look with top coat…

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Hope you liked it!

Till next time, Bethanie