After loving this glitter gradient manicure so much, it's now the manicure I go for when I either don't have too much time, or I can't think of anything else to do. This one was an excuse to use three recently purchased polishes in one go.
The first polish is a Hello Kitty polish 'Tulip Too Late' which came in a cute shaped bottle. It went on much better than I expected, and when it was on my nails and dry, it was a little darker than in the bottle. Two coats were plenty (as shown on the right). The second new polish was one which was free with Glamour magazine, a Kate Spade New York, Nails Inc polish called New York Noir. A lovely black polish which had good shine. Again two coats were plenty.
The third new polish used in this manicure was a Rimmel glitter topcoat. The glitters in this top coat have a goldy bronzey shimmer to them, which is different to most of my other glitter topcoats. After a full coat of this, I used LA Colors holographic glitter to cover half my nail. This polish shimmers mainly silver. Then I added some of the glitter out of the Barry M polish which was larger than the other two glitters.
Some pictures (I'm so sad, the pictures don't capture how sparkly the glitters are):
|Out of focus to try show the sparkles|