Guest Post ! Glitter Gradient by Iriel from “Why Only for Parties?”

Hello, guys! I’m Iriel from Why Only for Parties? Brijit had this brilliant idea of swapping guest posts, so I’m here to show you my first successful glitter gradient.

I swear I tried it a lot of times, but it never worked out. But when my A England’s order arrived I just knew that She Walks in Beauty would be perfect for this. I had seen several glitter gradients with this polish, and it looked so gorgeous that I had to try!

These are the polishes I used: Sally Hansen Double Duty as both base coat and top coat, and A England Iseult and She Walks in Beauty. That’s why I like to call this mani: Iseult Walks in Beauty (I know it’s dumb, bear with me!).


I started with base coat and three coats of Iseult. Two are enough if VNL doesn’t bother you. It does bother to me, so I needed three. I’m not really a pink girl, but this shade is a beauty I can’t resist!


Now the fun part! Making a glitter gradient is really easy; you just have to be careful with the amount of polish on the brush. You need to clean the excess of polish out of the brush and leave just a tiny bit. The brush has to be almost dry. First, you start dabbing just below the cuticle and then drag the brush down until you’ve run out of polish. Repeat from the start, dab just below the cuticle and drag down. When you’ve gotten the amount of glitter you want, let it dry a few minutes and finish it with top coat. You will get the hang of it really fast, I promise you. Now let’s see the pretty pictures…

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What do you think, guys? I hope you liked it!! Don’t forget to check out Brijit’s amazing One Stroke tutorial on my blog Why Only for Parties?

Thanks for reading!!


Really gals, not only is Iriel’s blog great, she also has a giveaway on! So check it out 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Guest Post ! Glitter Gradient by Iriel from “Why Only for Parties?”

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful gradient! The two polishes work so well together!

    I am yet to own any aEngland polishes but I think my first on will have to be She Walks in Beauty. It’s just gorgeous!

  2. tmvikholt says:

    I have never gotten it to look the way I want either, but this is gorgeous 🙂

  3. Lovely! I’m in love with the pink! It looks great on you, Iriel! And this is a great glitter combo 🙂

    • iriel says:

      Funny thing about the pink, I actually bought it for my mom and she doesn’t like how it looks on her 😦 Oh well, at least I love it!

  4. Xin Yu says:

    Gorgeous! They really go well together! Having a temptation to purchase these two..

  5. […] I was so pleased to use my favourite glitter mix for this challenge day ! I was inspired by the guest post that Iriel did for me and went for the gradient look over Essie’s No More […]

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