Tuesday 3 December 2013

Easy Christmas Nail Ideas #3

Hello Lovelies,

Today I have number 3 in my easy Christmas nail ideas series, Gradient Glitter. Todays look shows how you can completely change a look by changing 1 polish, so I have 2 looks for you today. As always I will show you the products I used to create the look then tell you how I created it and then finally I will explain a little about each product used and show you a link to where you can buy the products if you wish.

Since I will be using the same base and top coat in each look I won't be reviewing them in each post otherwise it would be very repetitive, but if you would like to read my opinions on them you can find it in THIS POST. I will also have links for all the other looks in this series at the end of each blog post.

Easy Christmas Nail Ideas Number 3 

Products Used ~
L-R Orly Bonder Base Coat, Barry M Black, Barry M Silver Glitter, Barry M Amethyst Glitter, Orly Glosser Top Coat 

L-R Barry M Silver Glitter & Barry M Amethyst Glitter

The Finished Look ~

How To Get The Look ~

As always I apply 1 coat of my Orly Bonder Base Coat to my nails,  I then applied 2 coats of Barry M Black letting each coat dry in between, then I used the glitter polish and applied a thin layer from around two thirds of the way down my nail to the tip, I built the glitter up from the centre building it up more towards the tip of my nail, so it gave a gradient type look with the glitter. Once the glitter had dried, I applied 1 coat of my Orly Glosser Top Coat to finish the look. 

I used the silver glitter on every other nail and the amethyst glitter on every other nail to show you how to create different looks using glitter, I wouldn't go out with my nails like this but it shows you how you can achieve different looks using a different colour glitter polish. You could use any base colour and any glitter but I find black is a great base for any glitter as it shows it up well, red or gold glitter would also look amazing. 

Products Used, My Thoughts & Where To Buy ~

Barry M Nail Paint In Black - I love Barry M polishes for their range of colours and glitters and other effect type polishes too, there really is something for everyone, they aren't the longest lasting of all my polishes but I find if I use a base and top coat I can get around 3-5 days wear time out of a Barry M polish, and often things like a Christmas nail look can often be something you only need to last for a day/evening out or a few days so there is no point me spending £7.99 on an Essie polish when I can buy Barry M for £2.99. 

Barry M Nail Paint In Silver Glitter - This is a lovely quite fine silver glitter, I'm not a big fan of big chunky glitters or the glitters with those little stick type pieces in them so this is perfect for me, I find the Barry M glitters easy to remove too which is always a bonus. This is a lovely sparkly polish and looks great over the black, it does also look beautiful over a silver polish and applied all over the nail. 

Barry M Nail Paint In Amethyst Glitter - This is a beautiful colour, it has lots of different colours in it, greens, pinks, purples, gold, silver and more it is the perfect glitter to layer over black as it shows the colours in the glitter beautifully, it would also look lovely over lots of colour nail polishes. As I said I'm not too keen on chunky glitter but again this is perfect for me, and I think it looks lovely. It would also look lovely as an accent nail colour. As with the silver glitter this is easy to remove which is great as some glitter polishes can be a nightmare to remove. I would definitely recommend this glitter or any of the glitters in the Barry M range and for the price they are fantastic. 

I hope you enjoyed number 3 in my easy Christmas nail series, I also have some Christmas nail art coming up in the series too so keep an eye out for that as well as number 4 in the series. If you re create any of the looks from this series I'd love it if you sent me a picture, you can TWEET me or send it via INSTAGRAM or email me if you don't have access to twitter or instagram, my email address is mammaful@gmail.com. 

If you have missed the first 2 parts of this series you can find number 1 HERE and number 2 HERE

Thank you for reading, much love as always 

Zoe x 

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