Champagne Glitter Gradient

Hey, long time, no see! Sorry for being absent here for a bit, but if you’d like to stay updated in other ways I do post on facebook and instagram. I should have a bunch of posts coming up this next month because I’ll be doing a nail art challenge using this color pairing chart. Pedis aren’t necessary, I’m doing it all on my finger nails.

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If you would like to join me I’ll be doing them in order starting on August 7th and then posting every Monday and Friday in August until I’ve finished. You can post yours to any social media, but I encourage you to post your pictures in the comments when I post each blog entry on facebook so everybody can see them in one place.

And now on to the actual mani the post is about! I used two coats of Zoya Jules which is a beautiful shimmery taupe polish. I sponged on one of my upcoming Marbles For Polish glitters, Lady Charms. This glitter topper is similar to China Glaze Fairy Dust and Golden Enchantment because it’s both a gold and silver micro glitter.

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This mani really reminds me of a bubbly champagne. I think I would wear this again to a classy event because it’s neutral but a little bit jazzed up. Are you guys excited about the new polishes I have coming out? If you haven’t seen them yet check out my instagram for some sneak peeks and look out for all of them early to mid August.

Black and Gold French

For today’s mani I have a quick and easy French tip. I wanted to go a different route and so a black base with a gold tip. Originally I wanted to do more of a true yellow gold but I wanted to use both Zoya polishes and somehow I don’t have Ziv or Goldie (I could have sworn I owned Ziv!). So instead I reached for Jules, a more champagne gold. The colors actually go very well together in this mani.

I started with two coats of Dovima, which is a shimmery black matte. Then I free handed Jules over the tips of my nails. I didn’t use a top coat at first so you could see the matte and shiny polishes together.

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The I added a top coat which I think I liked better. It makes Dovima darker and more sparkly and just finishes the look. I think the glossy top coat also evens out the look of the tips a bit better since they were done free hand and aren’t completely even.

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Do you like the unconventional twist on a French mani or are you a traditionalist? I personally think you can be much more creative this way and get so many different combinations.