Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Zoya Odette- Glequin Gradient Nail Art Look

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Happy new year my beauties!!!

 If you follow LTHP on Facebook, you may have seen a post about some blogging goals I have for this new year. One of those goals is to master the art of glequin placement. I have a huge level of admiration and respect for the amazing nail artists who have mastered this technique. While glitter placement isn't necessarily hard, it is very time consuming. Glitter placement requires a lot of patience, a steady hand and precision. The finished looks are always beautiful and eye-catching. In the spirit of the new year and sticking to my goals, I jumped right into this glequin gradient manicure. The placement isn't precise on all my nails, and I could definitely use some practice... but I do love this look so much!
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 For this glequin gradient I started with a base of Zoya Odette. Once my base color was fully dry I started working on the loose glitter placement. I did a coat of a slow drying base coat over my dry base color and set the glitter onto that. I forget where I got my glequins from, I want to say it was Born Pretty Store. They definitely have an AMAZING range of loose nail art glitter. For my gradient I used a Rosy Pink glitter, a light Lilac glitter, a Sky Blue glitter and a Cobalt Blue glitter. To finish the look off and smooth out the surface I did Two coats of Seche Vite top coat. 

 While I am not 100% happy with my placement, I do like the finished look. From further away the mistakes in my placement were not as obvious. I will admit, this was rather time consuming, but therapeutic in a sense. I highly recommend that you guys visit [THIS BLOG] for impressive examples of glitter placement manicures.

Happy 2014 and thank you for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I simply love it! So sparkling and beautiful!

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  2. Love it!!! Really beautiful color combination!

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  3. :D:D:D thanks so much for the shoutout, I'm so glad you like my work! So glad that everyone doesn't think I'm silly for spending so much time sticking glitter to myself. Your nails look fantastic, by the way, I've been a reader of your blog for a long time so this is just the icing on the cake.

    Happy New Year! <3 <3

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    1. Squeenes!!! Thank you so much for stopping by! #mutualfangirlmoment <3 Your work is splendid. The only silly ones are those who do not get it haha.

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    2. You squee?? I squee! :D:D:D:D I've been doing this for two years now and it's only really recently that other bloggers are creating similar glitter placements to me. It's just so awesome, after reading your blog for so long, and BAM link to me. It's just so wonderful!

      Since I'm here, would you possibly consider doing a guest post for me? Your work is so clean and perfect, it would be such an honour. If that's not your thing, that's totally cool too!

      <3 :D

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    3. I was introduced to glequins by miss Sammy (the nailasaurus). I recall first seeing your incrdible work on instagram and just HAD to find our blog after I saw that first pic. I think it was one of the rainbow hex placements. This was my face after seeing that photo *.* *.* o.O haha. I would be honored to guest post for you!! I will email you very soon.

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  4. This was your first time? I think it's fantastic! ! I know when I did my first free hand nail art I wad so over critical of myself, but the reality is that the imperfections you see actually make it your own. Keep practicing and I'm sure you will get that flawless look you're aiming for.

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  5. Great nails,great work and great fingers!Welldone!!!

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  6. Your mani looks absolutely fabulous (I was one of the one thousand something or other-th person to like it on fb do there you have it, lol, you may not be 100% pleased but it's pretty much bona fide awesome to the rest of us <3). Thank you for the intro to Polish All The Nails, what an entertaining writer she is! Happy New Year to you Cristina :)

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  7. I love the base color, and the end result is really gorgeous. Great job!

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  8. Amazingly done!!! I tried Glequin once, it was a total fail! I blame the Red Bull!

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  9. Ooh, doing a gradient with the glitter is a brilliant idea!

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  10. I can totally relate Cristina. Always drool about Laura's glitter placements and wish one day I can have the patience to do that as well. I tried yesterday but ended with just two lines on the tip of my nails. It's so time consuming but in the end it looks gorgeous. You nailed it.
    Happy New Year!

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