Fall Graduated Glitter Nails

10 October 2013


OPI Casino Royale Glitter Graduated


Nail Art Trend Purple Gold

After my very none fall-esque manicure last week (baby pink with silver glitter) I thought it was time I get with the season. I dug around in my nail polish drawer, which I'm almost (but not really!) ashamed to say is now actually two, and pulled out OPI Casino Royale. It's a gorgeous plum color, with a wonderfully easy to apply cream formula. The color just screams fall to me! Whilst it's more than lovely enough to be worn on it's own, I've got the basic mani down to an art now and on this occasion I had far more time to kill, so....out came the glitters!

I used China Glaze's I'm Not Lion (a soft gold micro-glitter) then a rose-pink micro-glitter by The Face Shop and finished off with a bit more texture from the large gold and rose-gold hex glitter by InnisFree. The whole lot was sealed with a thick coat of Seche Vite to give it a super-smooth glossy finish.

For anyone wishing to find a similar color to Casino Royale, near dupes are OPI The Cable Car Pool Lane and Anti-Bleak. Essie's Recessionista is a fraction darker and Bahama Mama is a touch lighter, but along the same lines. China Glaze Urban Night is another nice purple but is a bit darker with less red to it. 


I think the final effect is just perfect for fall and of course, glitter makes everything better! What do you think?

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous manicure. The rose gold glitter looks amazing against Casino Royale.

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    1. Doesn't it just! I love it :)

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  2. I love it! Thanks for sharing! ^^

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  3. Hi Amelia,

    Just wanted to say I love your blog, so jealous of your lifestyle! Must be amazing to experience all these different cultures and I hope your move goes well. Love the nails on this blog post, I shall definitely be trying this out :) x

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    1. It's great fun living abroad and getting to see different parts of the world, yes! You'll have to let me know how it turns out if you give the mani a try :) x

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  4. Looks lovely! I'm totally copying this mani next time :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know how it goes :) x

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  5. Very pretty, I knew you'd come up with a good combo when you said you wanted to do an autumn mani! Love all the layers of glitter x x

    Luxx Mint

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  6. Love your nails! They look amazing :)

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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  7. Gorgeous, I was thinking about doing something similar myself :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I just did a similar one recently! But my glitters was on the tip of the nails, maybe I should do it like yours, putting the glitters on the bottom part instead of at the top ;)
    Please see my gradation nail post if you have time:
    Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nail set

    YURI

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    1. Yes, a reverse gradient is sometimes a nice change! I'll stop by your blog now! :) x

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  9. Ouh I love it so much! I don't think I have any shade that looks like this!! I definitely have to start shopping for glitter top coats as they are just amazing for this time of the year!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  10. So pretty, I'm going to have to try this!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love this combination! Does it take a long time to dry with all the different layers?

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  12. these are so, so pretty! :)

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  13. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Will you do a tutorial to show how you got the actual gradient effect pls?
    Have a fab weekend Amelia xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  14. Great nail art! Love the glittery detail.

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  15. Oh these are stunning! One of the nicest designs I've seen in a long time :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  16. You always have the best nails and I always adore them, but this has to be one of my favourites you've posted!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  17. I love this Amelia! May have to recreate this same manicure myself!

    xo, alison*elle

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  18. You're an expert for this :) Great! :)

    http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow, your nails are so cool
    I am definitely going to try this
    xxx
    Sasha
    passion4fashion01.blogspot.com

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  20. This is such a cute nail look! I've been resisting the autumn colours so far and sticking to brights but this is inspiring me to go more autumn!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This looks beautiful, I'm definitely going to try to re-create it on my much shorter nails! x

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  22. so pretty! I just found your blog and am in love! you have a new follower :)

    christina // http://luvabellcouture.blogspot.com

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