Be Inspired: Polish M Fire Gradient

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I, like many other nail addicts, love a good gradient. From the color choices to the flawless, seamless blends, a beautiful gradient adds a fun and exciting element to any mani. For this mani, I wanted to take it up one step and instead of using crèmes, I wanted GLITTER!! So what better polishes to use than a few from the Christmas Collection from Polish M. I purchased this collection during the Black Friday sale as it was #1 on my wish list. Previously, I had done a mani to celebrate my sons first middle school varsity basketball game. I loved the way it turned out.

Once I saw how effortlessly these applied and how opaque they are, I knew more gradients would be in my future.

With the holidays wrapping up, I decided it was time to put away the red and green polishes, the snowflakes and snowmen and do something…a little sassy.

For this mani I used:

  • Stick To Me Adhesive Base Coat by Jior Couture
  • Here Comes Santa Claus, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer and Little Drummer Boy by Polish M
  • Guardian Latex Barrier by Pretty Beautiful
  • Marvel Liquid Macro by Superchic Lacquer
  • Black Stamping Polish by Mundo de Unas (MDU)
  • BP-L012 by Born Pretty Store

For starters, I applied 1 layer of sticky basecoat and then Guardian around my cuticle to protect my skin and make for easy clean up.

Next, to my makeup wedge, I horizontally applied Here Comes Santa Claus (red), Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (orange) and  Little Drummer Boy (yellow).

Then in a rolling motion I applied the polish to each nail until I reached the desired opaqueness and topped with a single layer of topcoat.

At this point I removed the latex and began to clean up. While I was in love with this gradient, I knew it wasn’t complete. I took to the Polish M facebook fan group to ask for suggestions as to whether or not I should add nail art. With the help of a fellow addict, I decided to add the stamped flames to an accent nail.  

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Are there any techniques you’d like me to try and feature in this series?

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