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Three Colour Loose Glitter Gradient

I received some loose glitter for review from NYK1 Secrets and created a glitter gradient.

I happened to create this over an existing manicure of Barry M Ballerina, but you can’t see that through the glitter, so you could easily do this over bare nails.

The plain nails are three coats of Deborah Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible. It’s very sheer, perhaps a jelly (I’m not good at deciding when something is or isn’t a jelly), and even with three coats you can still see some bare patches. It’s a lovely colour, but next time I wear it, it is going to have to be over a base of something more opaque.

I’ve not used loose glitters before, but found it really simple to create this look. I added the loose glitter over clear polish. It wasn’t a quick-drying top coat; I used NYC Grand Central Station, which dries slowly. I did two glitter coats, picking up the loose glitter on an eye shadow brush, and gently pressing it onto the nails. I overlapped the colours a little each time. Using a fan brush, I cleaned away the excess glitter. To make clean up easier, I did it all over some newspaper.

I love the outcome. The gradient effect works so well.

Pink and purple loose glitter gradient
Pink and purple loose glitter gradient, using NYK1 Secrets glitter in light pink, medium pink and purple

NYK1 Secrets glitters come in 12 pots in a case for £7.95. There’s a nice range of colours, although mine are different from those currently detailed on the website. Mine had just one green and one blue, didn’t have an orange or yellow, and had more pinks.

NYK1 Secrets loose glitter
NYK1 Secrets loose glitter
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Deborah Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible
  • Glitter: loose glitter in three colours from NYK1 Secrets
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
The glitters shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.






Really pretty, loving the Glitter Gradient . . . . oh no not more nail art options to consider lol 🙂

Claire Kerr

This one’s definitely worth it. Very striking and insanely sparkly. Would be great for the upcoming party season!

Vivid Nails

Claire, these are just absolutely stunning! I love them!! 😀

Claire Kerr

Thanks Viv. They were so easy to do. I will definitely be using this technique again.