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.