Black Gel Polish with a Glitter Gradient
I applied two coats of DIY Hard Nails Black Cat (opaque in 2 coats), and then applied purple ultrafine holographic glitter from ArtsyFartsy Crafts into the tacky layer of my gel polish. I dabbed the glitter onto the curved end of the nail and then pulled it toward the tip several times to create the gradient effect. I pressed the glitter flat with my fingertip and then added a layer of top coat. Then I repeated the process with a teal glitter mix called Peacock (not sure if this one is still available for sale since I can’t find it). I didn’t pull this one quite as far so the purple still showed through. Again, I pressed the glitter flat with my finger and applied a layer of top coat and cured.
If you’re interested in learning more about this technique, I have a video on how to do a gradient with gel polish and loose glitter here.