So I knew I wanted to do something glitter tonight but I wanted to not just be your run of the mill glitter pattern. When I found my favourite blue holographic glitter it hit me: RIDICULOUSLY BRIGHT GRADIENT WITH SPARKLIES OVER THE TOP CAN'T NOT BE AWESOME. So that then.
I wanted a gradient using creme polishes, preferably in a blue-green-yellow gradient. Four American Apparel polishes fit the bill so I set to work using Imperial Purple, Passport Blue, Malibu Green and Crescent Heights, purple through lime green respectively. I just used the normal sponge method: start with a white base, paint stripes of polish on a makeup sponge in the same height as your nail, apply maybe three light coats, making sure you move the sponge up and down a bit to blend it all in. I found that I sometimes need to apply a colour or another at the tips or cuticles, to make sure the white doesn't show through. Then, using a top coat I found at Dollarama because I really didn't want it to ever dry, I went to work with my blue glitter and orange stick. This loose dot pattern really doesn't take long if your glitter spread out - I can knock out a finger in under five minutes. Top with lots of proper top coat like Seche Vite and you're done.
The Other Hand: It's not really practical to both hands like this so I usually loosely match the style of my right hand on my left. This time I went for an ombre mani, using each of the four colours on each finger and a random purple on my thumb. I then sprinkled on the same glitter, to get it to match. You really can't tell that much and no one really pays that much attention.
The Verdict: I really like how bright and colourful this one is. Can't go wrong with bright AND sparklies. I especially like how the glitter blends in around the purple but stands out at a contrast against the lime green. Success! Despite taking forever to clean up!