Hello Nailistas! Just a quick post for today. I did this mani a couple weeks ago but I thought it was just too pretty to add in with the rest of the regular swatches I did for my Shimmer Polish review.
I started with 2 coats of Zoya Tracie, a pale shimmery green from the Summer 2012 Beach Collection. To get the gradient effect I just wiped off as much glitter as possible from the bottle brush and just swiped on Erica very lightly starting around mid-nail and working back towards the cuticle dabbing on more the closer I got. Then I topped it with a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite.
Like all of the other Shimmer Polish glitters I've tried Erica was awesome, it's described as a "crystal periodot glitter polish". It's a beautiful combination of greens, golds, teals and silver perfectly suspended in a clear base. And the application was great.
Shimmer polish is available on Etsy and retails for $12 for a full size (15ml) bottle. You can also purchase directly from Cindy by email, all the info can be found on her blog at shimmyshimmer.com.
Zoya Nail Polish can be found on the Art of Beauty website and retails for $8 a bottle.
I've become a little obsessed with gradients lately. I hope you like them too because I don't see myself getting tired of them anytime soon. They're just so pretty and super easy to do! I'm sure you'll be seeing more gradient combinations from me in the future. :)