Polish Post: Peachy Pink Glitter Gradient Nails

Peachy Pink Glitter Gradient Nails

Here are my nails from a couple of weeks ago.

I've been obsessed with orange/pink shades lately, and this was the perfect pastel peachy-pink! The salesgirl at Skin Food was really nice and helpful, and suggested trying a glitter gradient.  It's a good thing she explained how to do it--it's something I had wanted to try for a while.

Peachy Pink Glitter Gradient Nails

It's pretty simple, actually! Start with a base coat, then two coats of a solid pastel polish (I used Skin Food's Milk Creamy Nail in No. 5, a peachy pink shade) and let dry. For the glitter gradient, it's great because it doesn't have to be perfect. Paint a generous glittery strip across the top of the nail (I used Pop Beauty's "Twinkle", a silver-toned iridescent glitter polish), as if you are painting a French tip (but make sure it's not a thin coat of glitter! It has to be a little thick to work well). Working quickly with the brush, use small, quick strokes to carefully drag the glitter in a downward direction. If there are bare spots, add glitter in small amounts or else it can dry quickly, resulting in tiny glitter clumps. Finish with a topcoat.

Tip: When using the glitter polish for the gradient, close the lid tightly and re-shake the bottle vigorously every now and then to keep the brush smooth. After I finished one hand and started the other, the brush had dried out a little, and my gradients ended up bumpy.

"Twinkle" (c/o Pop Beauty) | Peachy Pink "No. 5" Milk Creamy Nail (Skin Food)

I'm itching to get a bright purple shade, a fluorescent neon pink, and a tangerine color.

What's on your nails right now?

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