Saturday, 16 February 2013

Essie Muchi Muchi: Glitter Gradient

I'm one of those people who feels bare without nail varnish; but I still do like to leave my nails natural so they can breathe. I'm quite fortunate because my natural nails are really strong and I hardly ever have a problem with them breaking. I love experimenting with different nail varnishes and I was inspired by Instagram with this look however I changed the base colour. Essie Muchi Muchi is one of my favourite nail varnishes without a doubt, It applies like a dream and it's opaque with 2-3 coats.





Left to Right: The Color Workshop - Silver Streak, MNY Maybelline -142a, Essie - Muchi Muchi

I know it's not the best but I really like it and it was really easy to do. I first applied 2 coats of Muchi Muchi and once that dried I applied one thin coat of Silver Streak. Once that dried I went slightly further up and applied another thin coat and I kept going further up and as I went further up I applied more. It was quite difficult to do with this particular glitter polish because it was so opaque. To finish off the look I applied Maybelline 142a (hate when nail varnishes don't have a 'proper' name) at the top of each nail. It took around 20-30 minutes to do but I'm really happy with the outcome.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and I hope you enjoyed Valentines day with the ones you love.

xx

37 comments:

  1. I really love this look! I did something similar with red polishes for Christmas. These colours are gorgeous!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun, I can imagine it going so well with red. They are! x

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  2. This is gorgeous! :) I really want to give the glitter gradient look a go, perfect combination of colours x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. Thankyou!! Yeah definitely give it a go; really simple and easy to do too! x

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  3. Gorgeous nails , these look great xx

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  4. love that color! your nails look amazing!
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  5. This is such a pretty look, love it
    Daniella x

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    1. Thank you very much & I'll definitely check your blog out! xx

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  7. That is beautiful! The gradient is flawless, you did such a good job of them! Boy I love Essie nail varnishes, they are the best, stay on so well!

    That fine glitter looks like it might be really hard to get off though...

    E x

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    1. Thank you so much. It wasn't that bad surprisingly! x

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  8. This is so pretty and feminine! Love it :) Please check out my beauty blog, maybe even comment on your fav post and vote on my latest poll! Thanks a ton! :)

    XO, The Cute Little Beauty Blogger
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  9. Love this, I did something similar with red polish and then red glitter! Looks lovely, I am a new follower :)
    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk - maybe you could check mine out if you have a minute? We have the exact same amount of followers haha ;) x

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    1. Thank you & I'll definitely check your version out! Thank you so much for following and that is very strange..haha! xx

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  10. Love the essie polish, really pretty pink! :) Lovely for work.

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Ooh these look fab.. I love gradient effect nails.. and silver makes them so glitzy :)) xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thankyou! I agree, definitely love the silver on them! xx

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  12. omg your nails are totally sweet! reminding me so much of princess and prom but this is wayyy better <3
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  13. The nails look gorgeous <3

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    xoxo

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  14. so pretty! i love it.
    it looks really good, you chose the best colours :)

    BreezeyBee Blog
    xoXo

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  15. oooh looks so good, I love it! Everybody loves a bit of glitter

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    Helen

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    1. Thank you! I agree..can't go wrong with glitter! xx

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  16. woww i love them:) glitter & a light pink is just a gorgeous combination <3

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  17. This is a great gradient :)

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  18. Nice post! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks
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