Monday, January 14, 2013

Sweet Sorbet

Hi! Welcome to the start of a new week- hope it's a good one! I decided that this year I would try new things nail art-wise. I've been trying out designs that are new to me and I've been especially interested in working with decorations- loose glitter, micro beads, etc. This time I went for a drip manicure. It's something I've seen countless times but never tried out until now. I pulled out my pots of loose iridescent glitter in white, pink, and purple and layered it on top of the drips. For the thumb and index I blended the glitter together to create a gradient.

Honestly, I really thought that this wasn't gonna work out. I thought that I wouldn't get the glitter placement right but I didn't even have to be too careful with the application. The great thing about these glitters are that they are semi-transparent so they layer very nicely and blend into each other well.


I started with American Apparel Coney Island on the index finger, American Apparel L'Esprit on the little finger, and American Apparel T-Shirt on the rest of my nails. Working one nail at a time, I used a large dotting tool to make the ends of the drips, then used the polish brush to extend them to the tips. While the polish was still tacky I dipped the tips into the same coloured glitter. I used a dotting tool to move the glitter around and place additional glitter on the drips. For the gradient nails I first used a sponge and polish to make a gradient base first. Then I applied some topcoat and placed the glitter.

What do you think of the drip manicure? Send me your version in the comments below or tweet them to me! (@preciouspolish)


BRITTNEY XO

21 comments:

  1. Oh wow I love this drip manicure. The pastels are perfect. So girly!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  2. Wow this looks amazing! I would not have thought of filling the drops with hex glitter but it does look fantastic! :D

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  3. Ah! This looks so cool! I love it. I'm such a sucker for a pink/lilac gradient as well.

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  4. I absolutely love the pastel colors you've used here! And the addition with the gitter - perfect! Two of my favs for nails ^.^ This looks like a lot of work, especially the gradient but it was worth it cause it looks amazing!

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  5. Priscilla NailArt14 January 2013 at 12:55

    Love it !

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  6. Whitney Swiedler14 January 2013 at 15:05

    i love these! they're so cool looking.

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  7. oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Respect for all the patience you have to place the glitter! I don't think I could do it that perfect, well done!

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  8. The drips look awesome! I love that you used the glitter!

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  9. Yun, The Polish Hideout14 January 2013 at 17:21

    Such a beautiful mani! The iridescent glitters are so pretty as part of the drips. :-)


    ~ Yun

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  10. These are beautiful, love the colours and the use of glitter! X

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  11. This is so gorgeous! I love that iridescent glitter!

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  12. Aww, thank you very much! The glitter placement actually wasn't too bad! They layer on top of each other nicely :)

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  13. Hehe thank you! I'm so glad you like it :)

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  14. Thank you! Haha yes, it's such a pretty colour combo :)

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