Hi everyone! Today I have a special mani I created for one of my colleagues to show you. Said colleague arranged our secret santa at work this year. I had already compiled a list of possibilities for whoever drew my name and later spotted a glitter topper that was within the budget that I would like, so I told her about it. She passed this info on to my secret santa, but he decided to go with something else, so the sneaky bugger purchased the polish for me for Christmas! She also added some chocolate to my gift. It was so very thoughtful of her! I was so excited that I wanted to use the polish immediately! I let her choose the undies for the glitter and since her favourite colour is pink, it was a no brainer for her. I swatched the glitter over 3 different colours, but she still stuck to the pink. Let me show you what I came up with 🙂
I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat. I painted a coat of China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts on all of my nails. I used a make up sponge You Drive Me Coconuts and Tip Top Melting Marshmallows to create a gradient on all my nails. Once the gradient had reached an opacity I was satisfied with I topped it off with Foschini for Beauty Nails Hop Scotch (gift). At least that’s what is written on the bottle. Hop Scotch is a glitter topper comprised of small black bar glitter and multiple sizes of black and gold glitter hexes. This is definitely a ‘blob and spread’ glitter as the glitter will move along your nail with the brush if you try to paint it like a regular polish. I felt the need to fish out more black glitter as I mostly got out gold and I felt the black glitter really popped over the gradient. I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. The result:
I was so very pleased with how this mani turned out! My colleague really loved it too. She said the contrast between the two pinks looked really great and I have to agree! I haven’t done a gradient in such a long time and it felt like such a schlep to be honest, but it was totally worth it!
What do you think of this combination? Are you doing anything special for New Year’s Eve? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
A very blessed New Year to all my readers! Enjoy the celebrations and be safe!