NOTD: Mermaid Gradient Glitter

Triple whammy NOTD post for you today!

I finally got around to experimenting with gradient nails when I got my hands on some sponges.

As my nails seemed to have grown like crazy and for once not flaked away (thanks to Revlon’s Post Trauma nail treatment I believe!) I couldn’t resist going for it this time so decided to cover 3 trends in one.

Firstly I painted my nails in this gorgeous turquoise colour from Rimmel 60 seconds, have no idea what the name is but its a metallic turquoise that has been available for a while and the colour is a must have!

(I also applied a top coat before this…my latest one is the calcium gel nail hardener from Revlon…dream!)

Then I nabbed one of my new sponges and used Max Factor’s Odyssey Blue to sponge onto the ends to create a gradient effect:

Then I covered the design with a Saffron blue glitter which I bought off ebay (you can find plenty if you search for Saffron glitter!)

Which basically created this beeeeeeeautiful blue green shimmery mermaid tail esque design!

(What a mouthful!)

Here it is in different lights so you can get the full effect.

They are a little messy as these were pre clean up (silly me!)

I also used my favourite top coat (Sally Hansen Insta Dry) and so far, a whole week later and it’s just starting to show the ends of my nails but still no chipping or cracking which is amazing!

What do you think of my take on mermaid nails?

Link us to your mermaid nails if you’ve done them as I love seeing variations!!

L xxx


  1. Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 / 9:25 am

    love these nails!! Was it hard to do? I tried gradient nails before but they weren't so neat !xo

  2. Sophierosehearts
    September 14, 2012 / 9:52 am

    wowww this loooks amazing!!Sophierosehearts x

  3. A Lauren to Herself
    September 15, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    Gorgeous nails! I wish I was any good at nail art, love the ombre effect you've created here. Looks so good xx

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