Being that Toronto is having quite the glorious summer at the moment, I figured I should be a proper person and do something a little more summery than the blacks I've been playing with lately. So why not do a mini that is green, has glitter, an accent gradient and matte over the top? That's a thing, right? The result kinda reminds me of an air brushed tshirt you buy on holiday, but WHATEVERRRRSS.
First up, I felt I had to do green. Green is sorely under-represented 'round there here parts so why not. First step here was to add two coats of my favourite green, Revlon Posh. Next, I poured a small puddle of Revlon Sassy (fitting, cos I'm a bit sassy today) and mixed a corner with some top coat. I saw a tutorial somewhere that built up a gradient using a mix of colour and top coat that seemed effective. Using a makeup sponge, I built up layers like I do with glitter gradients - starting with 2/3rds of the way down my nail, then half, then the tip. Because that clearly wasn't enough to just have a thumb and ring accent nail, I then added a coat of Dollish Polish Put a Ring on It, and then a coat of Seche Vite, and then Joe Fresh Matte. Good lord, that's a thing.
The Verdict: Apparently I'm crazy but at least my nails aren't boring! Hooray!
- Revlon Posh and Sassy, drug stores
- Dollish Polish Put a Ring on It, $8.75, Dollish Polish store
- Joe Fresh Matte, $4, Joe Fresh stores or Loblaws