31 Day Challenge – Day 9: Rainbow Nails

Hi everyone!

So it’s Monday again… At least today we have rainbow manicures to brighten up the Monday blues a little!

rainbowYay it’s so bright and colourful! This was a fun and colourful mani, and I used by far the most polishes I have ever used for a single manicure… I created a vertical gradient with 2 colours on each finger, and then topped it off with 2 different glitters.


Starting from my thumb, the polishes I used were: Tip Top Nail Chic – Red Rendezvous; Charlie Revlon – Lady in Red; Tip Top Nail Chic – Peach Crisp; Essence Colour & Go – Wanna be your Sunshine; Sinful Colors – Rise and Shine; Sinful Colors – Fly Away; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Good to Grape; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Cherry, Cherry, Bang, Bang!; and the 2 glitter toppers were Essence nail art Special effect! Topper – Glitter on Me and Tip Top Nail Chic – Rocky Road Glitter.


I started off by using a makeup sponge to create a vertical gradient on each finger. It was my first time trying a vertical gradient, and I struggled a bit with getting it to look smooth. Luckily the glitter seemed to hide any imperfections and made it just look fun and colourful 🙂


Glitter on Me contains small silver glitters along with holographic bar glitters. Since holographic glitters shine in all the colours of the rainbow, I thought it was pretty appropriate! Rocky Road Glitter is different sized hex holographic glitters, and it’s one of my favourite glitter toppers EVER. It’s just beautiful.


What do you think of today’s rainbow manicure?

Tomorrow’s theme is gradient nails, be sure to come take a look!

31DC2013And don’t forget to see what rainbow nails the other ladies have come up with:

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    WOW!!!!!! so colourful and gorgeous! i love this!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! It was pretty fun using so many colours 🙂

  • beachgal

    Wow that’s a lot of different polishes on your nails – but the end result is stunning!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hehe thanks! Yeah a rainbow mani does sort of call for many colours 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I love it! I’m in love with these type of gradients. They’re just perfection!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, luckily the glitter managed to cover the IMperfections in the gradient itself! But thanks 😀

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