First of all I would like to appologise for the bad quaity of the pictures. I took them with my iphone because I thought it would be a lot more handy when I was polishing the nails at the same time. Unfortunatly it made the photos quite blurry. But this is a learning process and I promise that any future tutorials will include better photos. Ok, so let's go shall we.
I'm not really good at explaining things. When I do I often end up confusing people, so I'll try to make this as simple as possible. It all started yesterday when I posted a photo of my NY mani on Twitter and Carina wanted to know how I made the manicure. So, I thought I might as well explain it properly.
To get a glistening effect on the entire nail I've used Claudia Nail Polish Glistening Snow (no. 168) which is a shimmer white with tiny multi coloured particles of glitter. Its not obvious on the nail but it gives a nice effect I think.
Claudia Nail Polish Sparkling Silver (no. 158). This will only give you a thin layer with glitter on half of your nail. This is good because you want that "fading" effect.
Next you'll paint your tips with Claudia Nail Polish Sparkling Silver (no. 158). Don't worry about being sloppy because glitter nailpolishes are very forgiving that way. You don't have to have a steady hand for this. You can paint another coat on your tips if you want a real glitterbomb on your nails. Just remeber that a lot of coats slows down the drying process and its easier to ruin your whole manicure.