NOTD: Glitter gradient manicure with Born Pretty Store Glitter Set

bps glitter set

Hello lovelies,

I apologise for my absence which was due 2014 FIFA World Cup and Formula 1 being on the same weekend. I’ve spent the whole weekend in front of the TV and currently I’m waiting for the USA vs. Portugal match and I’m trying to figure out how to watch two matches simultaneously tomorrow.

Now, let’s go back to what this blog is about. Several weeks ago I received the items I’ve picked from Born Pretty Store and this 12 Bottle set of glitter* was among them. The iridescent glitter is available in many shapes – small glitter dust, hexagonal glitter, shape glitter, caviar pearls, stripe glitter and rhombus shaped glitter. Ever since I’ve gotten into nail polish I wanted to try out glitter dust and I’ve spent hours browsing the e-bay in my search, but all the results turned out to be too expensive and/or not offering a nice color variety for something I might not like.

born pretty glitter set size

This set contains twelve tiny bottles and retail for $4.12. Even thought the bottles are pretty small, each contain more than enough of glitter. The glitter in my set slightly differs from the one on the site which might be due to monitor calibration. Anyway, I received the following colors: silver, yellow, green, purple, white, red, gold, turquoise, bright pink with cold undertone, orange, bright pink with warm undertone and dark blue. You can get it here and you can use my code TSG10 for 10%off.

born pretty glitter storage

I decided to store the bottles in a tiny jewelry box – I removed the padding and the box turned out to be the perfect size for the bottles. This way I can keep them all in one place.

Now, onto the manicure.

bps glitter notd 1

At first I planned to use the glitter over white, but in the last moment I picked Golden Rose Fantastic Color in #152. I used a flat nail art brush from e-bay to apply the glitter. I tapped the glitter, trying to create the gradient. I used yellow, orange, pink and purple glitter. I wasn’t sure how the glitter will react with the top coat, so I snapped several photos of the mani without the top coat. It’s a good thing that I did it as the top coat dulled the colour of the glitter – the iridescence makes them lean to the green side – the top coat has made this feature even more prominent.

No top coat:

bps glitter notd

 

bps glitter notd 3

bps glitter notd 2

With top coat.

bps glitter notd with topcoat

I like how this manicure turned out, especially without the top coat when my nails look as if I dipped them in sugar.

xoxo Tamara

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