Glitter Gradient Manicure


It's not loud, it's not flashy... but it is easy to do, subtle and festive. When I spotted Camilla Mackintosh's 24 karat gold manicure on her Instagram, I was inspired to create a similar look. 


My manicure is simple and doesn't use gold flake - just the OPI polish in Glitzerland and the Essie luxe top coat in Pure Pearlfection. First, take the gold shimmer polish and wipe the brush against the inside of the bottle top until it is almost dry. Then apply a very thing coat on the top 3/4 of your nail. Let dry and repeat by applying another thin coat of gold on the top 1/2 of the nail. Again, let it dry and apply one or two thin coats onto the top 1/3 of the nail until you can no longer see the white edge of your nail. Finally, apply a thin layer of the sparkly Essie top coat. 


There are plenty of Instagram accounts dedicated to nail art, but I recommend you check out Polly Lakin. Check out your favourite celebrities' accounts to see what they are wearing on their nails, too.

Will you be wearing glitter nail polish this holiday season?