Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red and Gold Glitter Gradient

Base: OPI Smitten with Mittens
Glitter: China Glaze Twinkle Lights
(Natural light)
Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated.  I certainly did and we have lots of tasty leftovers.  Now that Thanksgiving is over I am excited to start doing some holiday and winter nail designs.  My first one is a fairly easy glitter gradient.  I freehanded this but next time I think I will sponge the glitter on so I can get a less dense fade to the base color.  My base color is the somewhat HTF OPI Smitten with Mittens.  I was lucky enough to snag this polish on a dusty hunt.  It was from OPI's 2009 Holiday Wishes collection.  The glitter I used for the tips is China Glaze Twinkle Lights, another color from this year's holiday collection, Let It Snow.  It has gold, green and red glitter in it, but the gold dominates.

 OPI Smitten with Mittens, ChG Twinkle Lights
(Natural light, overcast)

 OPI Smitten with Mittens, ChG Twinkle Lights
(Direct sunlight)
 OPI Smitten with Mittens, ChG Twinkle Lights
(Intentionally blurred to show sparkle)
OPI Smitten with Mittens, ChG Twinkle Lights

Do you do holiday mani's in December?  If anyone has any requests for me please feel free to comment on my Facebook page (can be found in the sidebar) or email me!


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