Sunday morning I woke up late with nekkids and needed a quick and cute mani for a Sunday family gathering. It seems like all I want lately are nudes with a pop of color, so I started with a basecoat of OPI You're So Vain-illa from this summer's Coca-Cola Collection. Gorgeous nude, love it. And next, because I realized it matched my dress so well, I grabbed Renaissance Cosmetics Curio/Curiosity a.k.a. The Life-Changing Black & White Glitter Topper.
Shown over OPI You're So Vain-illa
I did my glitter gradient with the polish brush. I painted and dabbed the top 2/3 of my nails and then went back a second time on the top 1/3. I smooshed some of the smaller bits down and the larger bits up which I think adds to the visual gradient effect. The polish is thick but nice and workable--I was able to push my glitters around but they didn't slide down my nail. Pretty much no fishing, and this bottle has been sitting for awhile (*hangs head in shame*). How does it all stay so perfectly suspended?! I finished my nails with two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top, in another coat it would have been perfectly smooth but I was happy with the look. So easy, so simple, BIG impact!
So umm, go get this. I really think I have reached black & white glitter fulfillment. The creator of these polishes is Meghan (as in, the Meghan of Will Paint Nails For Food fame). She has an incredible knack for polish formulas. Plus, I know from my contact with Meghan she is a genuinely lovely person!
Have you loved your cuticles today?