Nails: Princess Bling

If you will recall from my Watsons haul, I bought a set of nail polishes from Bobbie called Cocktail Hour Gradation Nail Polish in Pink Cadillac, which is a limited edition set of three mini bottles that is supposed to make a gradation nail art. Let me remind you of what I’m talking about.

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For this look, instead of the base polish in the set I instead used Chic Nail Polish in Love Orchid. It’s a very pale pink that has a creamy texture. I used two layers. It’s a little sheer as I can still see my nail line, but I wasn’t worried since I’m layering. Here is the swatch with the base color alone.

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I added the second layer from the gradation set (middle bottle). This is basically silver sparkles in a base color of a darker pink than the Love Orchid. I applied it about half a centimeter from the cuticles. It may be a little hard to see in this picture, but you can see the sparkles in the middle of the nails.

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Finally, I used the rightmost bottle, which is big circular and hexagonal silver glitters in a colorless base. I applied it only on the very edge, reminiscent of a french tip. I did this partly because the glitters were stubborn ang clung to the brush and I have had to scrape it against my nails to make it adhere.

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The end result is very pretty, and evokes the feeling of having dainty bling on my nails. I put on my usual Caronia Fastdry Top Coat, but the glitters were too big that you can feel the texture. Here it is again cleaned up and in better light.

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