Saturday, May 31, 2014

Vertical Gradient + Glitter feat. Glam Polish Mermagic

Hello all!  Another gradient with glitter on top to show you today.  This is a pale blue/purple vertical gradient topped with Glam Polish Mermagic.

For the gradient, I started off with two coats of Essie Find Me An Oasis, a pale blue creme.  The polish was opaque at this point, but I did experience some bubbling, so if I was wearing it alone I'd go with three thin coats.  I had originally planned to use Sation Lollipop Goes The Princess for the purple in my gradient, but that was too close in colour to Find Me An Oasis so I used Misa Great Grape instead.

This was my first time doing a vertical gradient and I do like it, but I think I prefer diagonal gradients.  Vertical gradients also require more cleanup around the cuticle area (which I find more difficult than cleaning up around the edges of the nails) than if you were doing a simple gradient on the tips of the nails so that's another thing to keep in mind.

I broke out Glam Polish Mermagic for my topper.  Mermagic is a gorgeous clear-based glitter with microglitter and circles in pastel purple, teal, pink and silver.  The polish went on easily and I didn't have any issue getting the larger circles out, though to get this density of glitter I did have to add more glitter while I was doing each nail.

I finished off with one coat of top coat.  I love how this manicure turned out!

Base & top coat:Base - OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:Essie Find Me An Oasis - two coats + sponging
Misa Great Grape - sponging
Glam Polish Mermagic - one coat


  1. Very nice! The gradient is subtle but perfect colors for the glitter topper. =)

  2. I love that glitter topper, it's so pretty! I am always drooling over those Glam polishes and really need to just get me some!


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