Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dark Blue & Gold Glitter Gradient

I attempted nail art again. Well, my idea of nail art. I didn't paint Raphael's School of Athens on my nails, so don't get too excited! My nail art skills are limited, but I've become somewhat comfortable with three techniques--glitter gradient, saran wrap nails, and water marble. I did these nails a few days ago, and I really like them. Blue and gold is my favorite color combination too.

I used L.A. Girl Disco Brites in Dance Studio as the base. Dance Studio is a deep berry blue. Then I used NYX Girls Gilded Glitter for the gradient. Gilded Glitter is a mix of irregularly shaped small gold glitters. 

This was my result.


I'm really pleased with this! It's not a perfect glitter gradient, but my blog is Imperfectly Painted, so I don't care. I'm proud of it, and I like when I try something different! I used Nailed It blog's tutorial to achieve this look. I love tutorials like this because they're easy to read and all in one graphic. 

Have you tried glitter gradient nails before? 

Happy Tuesday! 

14 comments:

  1. Blue and gold really looks great together. Never tried this combo before. Looks great!

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  2. Great manicure! I always love myself a glitter gradient manicure. Its so easy to create :)

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  3. I think this is gorgeous! Gilded Glitter is so awesome. I've only worn it once but I love it.

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  4. Great job, Steph! I haven't attempted this yet, but I really need to haha

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  5. I looooove this Steph! The contrast is stunning!

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  6. This is a gorgeous mani. I lo-ooo-ove that rich deep blue color and the gold really pops on it. Stunning.

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  7. I love glitter gradients... so simple but so pretty!

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  8. I love this colour combination, it's perfectly lovely!
    And you do water marbles, which in my head are the most formidable form of nail art so I reckon your skills are pretty awesome!

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  9. Love this combo! <3

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  10. Nail Polish SleuthMay 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Love that blue and the combo is perfect.

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  11. I have no idea how I wasn't already following you? I stop by frequently I swear! I really like the way this turned out too!

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  12. Love that blue! Its such a rich color!

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  13. Great job love! You should try a saran wrap mani.

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  14. This looks so great! I love the combination of the gold with that dark blue. I think the gradient turned out amazing... nice job =) Also, I agree with KayJay - saran wrap manis are so simple to do and achieve such a great effect!

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