Hey guys! I’m just going to jump right into this super easy glitter gradient mani for day 17 of the 31 days of color challenge being hosted by Chalkboard Nails! I just got my ipsy bag this month so if you read my review on that you’ll know how much I am absolutely digging the polish I got, Ignite by Formula X. It seemed a shame to waste the swatch I did earlier with it so I decided to do my glitter prompt right over it!
for this look I did 2 easy coats of Ignite, it dried down super glossy so I skipped my usually coat of topcoat for this step. Next I took a makeup sponge and Smaug’s Breath from SimplyBeautiful1973 (I don’t believe this polish is available at this time) and painted a bit onto the sponge to help absorb some of the base. Next I folded up my sponge a bit to minimize the cleanup that would need to be done and dabbed it near my cuticle area I only had to do one pass, then I used my rhinestone tool to help pick up individual pieces of glitter off the sponge for a little bit of glitter placement training down my nails. I then topcoated with Flash Dry by Bohemian Poish and that’s all there was to it! I won’t be doing a YouTube tutorial for this look since it’s so simple but I will link my 15 second Instagram tutorial once it is up.
So that’s it for day 17, thanks so much for reading along and stay tuned for day 18 tomorrow!