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Another Christmas Mani

So I tried some nail art.  I loved this look by The Nail Network, and although it’s more complicated than anything I’m typically willing to try, I decided I had to give it a shot.  Well, it didn’t work out so hot.  After a couple hours of waiting for the base color to dry, messing it up the first time I tried to put the stickers on and redoing it, I had an acceptable manicure.  Then I decided to go for the gold dots.  I do not own a dotting tool, but have read that a toothpick will work it it’s place.  It doesn’t.  I ended up completely messing it up, took the whole thing off and decided to go for something fool proof.  So this is what I ended up with.

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This is China Glaze Emerald Sparkled with a glitter gradient using Zoya Maria Luisa.  Emerald Sparkled is one of my old favorites, and every time I use it I fall in love with it again.  Maria Luisa is awesome too, its a gold flake glitter that applies smoothly and lays flat on the nail.

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Kiss Color Gel Sweet Galaxy

Today I have a glitter gradient with gel polish.  I used Kiss Color Gel Sweet for the base, and Galaxy as the glitter.

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Sweet was impossible to capture in pictures.  It is more green and a little brighter than this in person.  Depending on the lighting, it goes between a light kelly green and more of a teal color.

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Galaxy was a little disappointing, only because I expected it to be a full coverage silver glitter.  The tips are 3 coats or Galaxy, and they are not even close to opaque.  However, it is still a very nice silver glitter and worked very well for this gradient.

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And here’s one of Sweet on it’s own. Sweet applied great and the quality is a lot better than I expected from Kiss.  I used 3 thin coats for full coverage.

Kiss Sweet

I got these from Meijer for $9.99 each, and they are .3 oz bottles, which is typical for gel polish.