Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wet n' Wild On a Trip with a snowy glitter gradient!

Hey everyone! I have a sparkly, snowy glitter gradient to show y'all today!

Wet n' Wild On a Trip + glitter gradient with China Glaze Glistening Snow and Finger Paints Santa's Magic

Last night I had dinner with a friend and didn't get home until late-ish, so I wasn't planning to do my nails... but then I got the urge, and y'all know you can't just IGNORE the urge. So I gave in, took my polish off and started thinking.

At first I thought I wanted to do a yellow base with a simple, brightly-colored design, but it felt like too much work for 11 PM. Then I was like, OH GLITTER. WHAT ABOUT GLITTER. I started out on a simple glittery design but immediately didn't like the way it was turning out so it came off. I sat at my desk gazing at all of my polishes for a while, unable to choose a color, when all of a sudden my eyes landed on Wet n' Wild On a Trip.

Wet n' Wild On a Trip + glitter gradient with China Glaze Glistening Snow and Finger Paints Santa's Magic

I picked up On a Trip along with seven other WNW polishes a month or two ago when CVS had a BOGO sale on them. I hadn't used it yet but all of a sudden I had the irresistible urge to. Does that ever happen to y'all? I hadn't even THOUGHT about using this polish last night when I just happened to glance at it and immediately couldn't think of using anything else. Maybe I'm the only crazy one like that. I HOPE NOT.

Wet n' Wild On a Trip + glitter gradient with China Glaze Glistening Snow and Finger Paints Santa's Magic

On a Trip goes on in two easy coats and the color is seriously gorgeous. The brush is flat and paddle-like and doesn't look like it would be easy to use, but like the Spoiled brushes, is perfect for my nails. I had to do almost no clean-up on these, even at the bottom line.

Wet n' Wild On a Trip + glitter gradient with China Glaze Glistening Snow and Finger Paints Santa's Magic

I was going to leave my nails plain because the color was so pretty, but after staring at it for a few minutes I decided to (of course) add glitter. I wanted it to look kind of wintery and snow-like, so I did a layered glitter gradient for maximum snowiness and sparkliness. I first did a gradient using China Glaze Glistening Snow, and then I did a gradient over that using Finger Paints Santa's Magic. Both of these polishes are so gorgeous and sparkly and holographic in real life, I was basically drooling by the time I finished. I mean, just look at all that holo sparkle!

Wet n' Wild On a Trip + glitter gradient with China Glaze Glistening Snow and Finger Paints Santa's Magic

These nails were simple and quick to do but I love the way they turned out. I think having a gradient of fine glitter under a gradient of chunky glitter looks really cool and I'm glad I tried it because I never have before! What do y'all think?

15 comments:

  1. Now you make ME want to do my nails again just to try this!

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  2. Oh, withney, the Wet'n Wild polish is awesome! I love it. And the glitter gradient gives it a special touch.

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  3. I love this color and glitter looks great :)

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  4. Loooove this! It's so amazingly sparkly!

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  5. Omg this is beyond beautiful!!! I started doing glitter gradients and fell in love with them too..... and this combo is to-die-for!!!

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  6. glitter = awesome. i like the combo gradient

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  7. You r absolutely right: You cannot (even mustn't !) ignore the urge!
    wonderful nails!

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  8. where can i buy this amazin' glitter colour in GERMANY?????????????????? HEEELP!!

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  9. I love this combo! Great idea on Glistening Snow as a glitter topper! I wish I had Santa's Magic, I need to look into that one.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! I just started following you! Please check out my blog too :-)

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  11. LOVE...Love...LOVE...beautiful! Great idea mixing two differently-sized glitters.

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  12. I always have that problem I have like 8 designs in my head. Then finally sat night I think and think then I come up with something entirely different. I love the nails and yes sometimes nail colors do speak to us in different ways. Great nail combo. Color is beautiful!

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