Fun Pastel Circle Glitter Gradient!

I’m in the mood for something fun! I’ve been busy writing summaries and doing reviews, and I felt the need to do something light and carefree… and this is what I came up with. I purchased a bunch of circle glitters recently, and I got this little colorful pot of glitter from Born Pretty.  This dotted gradient came out of my head, but it may have been inspired.  I feel like I’ve seen this type of design somewhere before, but unfortunately I don’t remember where…

I love glitter gradients and designs over a clear base, so I kept this pretty simple.  I applied and cured a layer of Gelish Foundation.  Then I added a second (very thin) layer of the foundation gel onto my nails and placed the circle glitters into the wet gel.  I did this one finger at a time.  After getting the glitters in place, I cured the nail for 5-10 seconds and then moved onto the next nail until complete.  I then cured the whole hand for 30 seconds in my LED lamp, and then added two coats of Gelish Top It Off over top of the glitters to hold them in place.  I very carefully capped the tips of each nail and made sure to go around the edges really well so that the TIO bonded with the foundation gel around the glitter pieces to prevent them from lifting. dotted glitter gradient with round pastel glitters

This could be a fun mani for a birthday or celebration!  What do you think?  :) dotted glitter gradient with round pastel glitters

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16 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    I think this might be my favorite manicure I’ve seen you do. I imagine it’s hard to feel glum when you look at your fingers.

  2. MiraL says:

    This manicure is super cute :) Definitely one of my favorite nail designs!

  3. Kelly says:

    Adorable!!!! Im thinking of doing this over white. You have the best designs! love your blog!

  4. Jeanette says:

    Love this!

  5. Suzanne says:

    It is Sooo delicate, I love it :)

  6. Judi says:

    I love this!!

  7. Suzanne C. says:

    I absolutely love, love, love this!!! So cute and I adore circles. What a great manicure!!! My favorite of all.

  8. Sara says:

    I LOVE this manicure! Those circle glitters are adorable. Just picked them up at Born Pretty. :)

  9. Minnie says:

    OMG!! This is absolutely my favourite design!!
    Oh, nice to meet you :) I’m your new follower;D

  10. Caroline says:

    This is one of my favourites, so pretty

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  12. denise says:

    uber cute! i just bought the same glitter on a whim, and now i know what i’m going to do with them.

  13. Amy says:

    Gorgeous!! Wow, ur sooooooo patient Andrea !! :)

  14. Lesley says:

    Love this!!! I will have to live vicariously through your nail art talent. I do great with regular manis, but I’m terrible at nail art.

  15. Jessica says:

    Awww…this is soooo cute!!! I super love the base color and the circle glitters. Great combo for they look so great together. Love it!

  16. Torrie Hoskins says:

    I absolutely love this manicure