Christmas Green and Gold Glitter Gradient Nails with Etude House Lucidarling

Saturday, December 4, 2010

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Christmas is coming, and it's showing on the nails! Today's nails are Christmas-inspired in the seasonal holiday colours of green and gold, and to add to the festive spirit, there's glitter involved. I attempted to do a gradient manicure with the gold glitter, but it was a big fail.

The green nail polish is Nails Inc Fitzhardinge Street, a deep, dark forest green that's so dark as to be almost black. And the glitter was Etude House's Lucidarling Fantastic Nails in 04 Sequin Crystal Gold.

Here's a shot of my gradient fail Christmas mani:

Christmas Nails

I love Nails Inc Fitzhardinge Street - it's almost black, and looks black in most lights, especially with 2 coats. What you see on my nails is one coat, so it still looks green. But any thicker and it will look black on the nails.

I also really like the Etude House colour, 04 Sequin Crystal Gold. For those unfamiliar with Asian brands (and how is that possible, I wonder :P ), Etude House is a Korean drugstore brand that can be found in Asia, and they have cute and girly packaging. The colour, 04 Sequin Crystal Gold, is part of their Lucidarling range, and it contains two sizes of glitter - a small gold glitter, as well as larger circular holographic glitter. And they do have really cute packaging! Take a look at the awfully girly bottle:

etude house lucidarling sequins crystal gold


So now that I've shown you the kawaii-ness of the bottle, let's get back to my nails. I attempted to do the gradient by painting my tips, and then extending the glitter area a little outside the tips. I don't think I did well, but I guess it was my first time:

nails inc fitzharding xmas nails


I know it's not as awesomely blingy or nail art-y as it could have been, but this was the easiest way to sneak in some Christmas spirit without my boss at work noticing!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, it may not be that blingy, but it sure is pretty!

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  2. This is sooo stylish! Perfect for the holidays! Love it! :0

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  3. Whoa, one coat and that opaque? That green polish is AMAZING!

    I think it looks nice, like the night sky (but clearly the night sky is not green). You know what I mean right?

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  4. i love how the tips sparkle! these look great =)

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  5. Gorgeous! That's a great green,

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  6. Lovely blog! How do you get your posts and a link saying 'read more'?

    ellie-walker.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooh I love this festive look! :)

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  8. i like it! very christmassy and pretty :)

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  9. Gosh, I really love this! Any shade of green looks terrible on me, so I would probably make the base black, brown, or a deep warm nude. I've never used a glitter nail polish (can you believe it?) but I am really into the idea of it right now and will probably experiment soon.

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  10. @ellie walker: You need to fiddle with your blog's HTML to do this, it's not a widget or anything. There are various versions, but the one I used and customized on my blog is here: http://www.bloggersentral.com/2009/11/blogger-auto-read-more-with-thumbnail.html

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  11. This is really pretty! I need to try a glitter gradient.

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  12. I love your nail polish color..Absolutely gorgeous when you combine dark green and gold glitter polish.. ^_^..

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  13. Etudes are the next brand I need to splurge on. Your mani is beautiful :)

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  14. This is so pretty, I love it so Christmassy :)
    I can't seem to find the Fitzhardinge Street polish though, not even on Nails Inc site. Do you know if it's still in production?

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  15. @Stine: Fitzhardinge Street was a limited edition polish, I recall it came in set of three...Nails Inc isn't selling the set or the individual colours anymore, but I believe you can still get them online via Ebay and other online retailers. Hope this helps!

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  16. Thank you very much, I'll have a search through the internets :D

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