Today I attempted a gradient for the 1st time using Orly's Smudge Fixer. The base color is Confetti's Masquerade Ball. MB is a dark vampy brown-ish burgundy color. Then, I used China Glazes Spellbound topcoat. Spellbound is a mixture of round silver glitter, silver hex glitter, round orange glitter and orange hex glitter.
What you're supposed to do is wait until the base color is completely dry, then add a drop of the glitter color at the base. Wait approx 15-20 seconds and use the Smudge Fixer to push the glitter out where you want it to cover. Now, me being as impatient as I am, didn't wait quite long enough for the base color to dry. Even bearing that in mind, I really am pleased with the way it turned out. I think I would have had better results if I waited, but I really really love this mani!!
Here are some closeups:
So, as you can tell by the picks, my ring finger finally broke off to where I deemed it not worth the effort to try and fix again. At least there is a bit of free edge to it now. I just gotta make sure to keep popping the Biotin so it grows out faster!!
Here is Masquerade Ball by itself:
Thanks for looking!