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Dusky pink gel with glitter

I loved these dusky pink gel with glitter nails. I’ve been using quite a lot of gel polish recently, as I’ve not  been having much time to paint nails every couple of days.

I fancied something quite elegant, and took inspiration from this Celina Rydén manicure on Instagram.

I used a gel polish by Y&S. I bought a set of four Y&S polishes on a whim, because they were not expensive. I paid £8.99 for all four bottles, and that included delivery for me as I am an Amazon Prime customer.

Dusky pink gel with glitter
Dusky pink gel with glitter

I used polish 019 from the Y&S gel polish set #003, a dusky pink.

Of the four polishes in the set, the dusky pink is my favourite. It’s a beautiful shade. And I’ll definitely use the grey and the purple too.

I’m not so sure about the final colour though. The images on Amazon show it as a pinky nude, but it’s more of a browny-beige, and I’m not as keen on it as I am the others.

Still, £9 for the three gel polishes that I’ll use is great value, so I’m not complaining.

Dusky pink gel with glitter
Dusky pink gel with glitter

The glitter is one from an NYK1 set. I applied them after I’d cured and cleansed the gel, by applying over a clear polish. I used NYC Grand Central Station, which is supposed to be a fast-drying top coat, but I find it dries fairly slowly, and so is perfect in this application.

I then used a couple of coats of Gelous, which is supposedly a base coat, but which covers glitters well. I finished off with two coats of my favourite top coat, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.
 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gel base coast: Red Carpet Manicure Structure
  • Gel polish: Three coats of colour 019 from the Y&S gel polish set #003
  • Gel top coat: Red Carpet Manicure Brilliance
  • Glitter nails: one coat of NYC Grand Central Station, plus glitter from NYK1, then two coats of Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat and two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


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Gold glitter gradient

I forgot to post these nails last week. They’re what I wore on Christmas Day. But they could be New Year’s Eve nails though, right?

The base looks black but it’s actually W7 Black Cherry, a very dark red. I don’t own Chanel Rouge Noir, but my guess is that this is W7’s take on that polish. Only in sunlight does it look slightly cherry red. The rest of the time it looks black.

The glitter is Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow, which I bought from Lane’s Lacquers in her blog sale a few months ago. It apparently has 24 carat gold dust in it, which you can see in the form of the tiny gold irregular particles.

Gold glitter gradient using W7 Black Cherry and Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow
Gold glitter gradient using W7 Black Cherry and Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of W7 Black Cherry
  • Glitter coat: Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow (2 coats on ring finger)
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Glitter gradient with Revlon Bewitching and Claire’s Beige Glitter

I had some pretty bad tip wear on my nails and wanted to cover it up rather than do a whole new manicure, so I thought I’d do a glitter gradient.

I’ve used a gold glitter from Claire’s. Now Claire’s don’t put the names of their polishes on their bottles – which really bugs me. But I’ve worked out that when you buy the polish, the name – or an abbreviation of it – is on the receipt. This apparently is Beige Glitter. There’s not much that’s beige about it though. To me it’s a pale gold, or a brass colour.

It has medium brass hexes, smaller brass glitters and teeny tiny, rarely spotted red particles. The combination with the deep raspberry of Bewitching gives it a real Yuletide feel – Christmas in spring!

Glitter gradient Revlon Bewitching and Claire's Beige Glitter Gold
Glitter gradient using Revlon Bewitching and Claire’s Beige Glitter

Didn’t manage to cover up all of that tip wear, either!

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Revlon Bewitching
  • Intermediate top coat: Seche Vite
  • Glitter: Claire’s Beige Glitter
  • Top coat: No. 7 Stay Perfect

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Glitter gradient: China Glaze Up All Night with H&M Blue Bliss

It’s well and truly party season now. As I’m self-employed, there’s not much fun in taking myself to a restaurant for a Christmas do. But one of my clients always invites me to their Christmas lunch, and I’ve worked with them for nearly three years now, so feel like an employee anyway!

Today’s the day of the lunch, and I wanted to add some Christmas sparkle to my nails for the occasion.

I decided on using China Glaze Up All Night as a base. It’s a dark navy, with a hint of shimmer. I have a few navy polishes, but hadn’t tried this one before now. It went on well, and I could possibly have managed with one coat, especially as I was planning on layering glitter over it, but added the second coat for a more even coverage.

Then I layered H&M Blue Bliss over it as a gradient from the tips. I’ve used this glitter before, also over a navy, and loved how it looked.

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: two coats of China Glaze All Fired Up
  • Glitter gradient: H&M Blue Bliss
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip