The Neverending Pile Challenge: Glitter


Hi everyone!

Missy from Gnarly Gnails has thought up another challenge. This time the idea behind the challenge is to use up untried polishes. I didn’t think I had enough untrieds to take part until I decided to stretch the rules a little to make it unblogged – almost every polish I have I’ve at least done a quick swatch on my right hand. Some I’ve also used before I started blogging, but I decided to include those as fair game for the challenge. I won’t be taking part in every day of the challenge as I don’t have all the right polishes, but I’ll be joining in where I can!

Today’s prompt is glitter, so I went with a simple but always lovely glitter gradient. reverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentI started with a base of Tip Top Gold Mine, which is also an untried. I bought it recently after I saw Voni at For the Love of Nail Art do some stamping with it and I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it. reverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentMy technique is also something a little different than anything I’ve done before – I’ve done normal glitter gradients (with the glitter at my tips), but not a reverse gradient like this. The glitter I used was Sinful Colors Decadent. I just layered it with the polish brush. reverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentThe result is super blingy! I love it and I’m glad I got some use out of Decadent! reverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentWhat do you think of my reverse glitter gradient?reverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentreverse-glitter-gradient-tip-top-gold-mine-sinful-colors-decadentIf you’d like to join in on this challenge, you can check out the Facebook group. These are the prompts for the challenge:npc-dayCheck the link to see the other untried glitters the participants have used today:

  • The Sparkle Queen

    I’m a huge fan of reverse gradients, and these are no exception!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Gradients almost always look great, I need to stop neglecting my glitters and just do this!

  • vonimoller

    Love it. You can never go wrong with gold

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks 🙂 I usually avoid gold because it clashes with me but it’s actually silliness because it’d look bad if I was like covered in gold but just on my nails it looks cool

  • Julie

    This is so pretty. I super like the combination of colors. Never knew that they would look great altogether.

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks Julie! Red and gold are always good together, although they can look a little festive to me 🙂

  • Cuti-CLUE-les (@CutiCLUEles)

    Ah I love this! I haven’t heard of that gold polish before but I *need* it now. It’s gorgeous!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you! It’s actually a locally made South African brand.