Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years you’ve probably heard of 50 Shades of Grey. Now I haven’t read the books but am planning on seeing the film to see what all the fuss is about (no, not just to gawk at Jamie Dornan. Ok maybe a little bit to gawk at Jamie Dornan!) To get in the spirit of things I decided to do a50 Shades of Grey inspired mani using this fabulous Gradation Polishes kit by Kiss which I won on Twitter a little while back.
I love a gradient mani as I think they’re really simple to do but always look pretty fancy! Fake it till you make it sista! I often do them myself using a mixture of nail polishes from my collection but it’s nice to have a set with three complimenting polishes put all together already for you.
The set consists of numbered nail paints and illustrated instructions which make it super simple to follow how to apply the polishes. First I painted on two layers of the shiny silver base polish and let it dry completely. I then painted the top third of my nail with polish number two (the metallic deep grey) and whilst that was still wet, layered the third polish (clear with holographic hex glitters in) over the top, about half way down the nail. This helped to blend the second and first colours together and give a more natural gradient, as well as adding some super pretty sparkles!
I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.