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Today is the last day of the monthly challenge! I am pretty impressed I completed the challenge on time. I still caught up even when I missed a couple days here and there. I’m working on my September showcase post but I’m using one of my pins as inspiration for today’s manicure.



I love Stef from Fairly Charming’s manicures. Her nails are perfect and her pictures are great.I am a huge fan of her freehand but I like all her work.  It is no surprise I gravitated towards this glitter gradient. I especially like how the colors meet in the middle. They meld together but still have a distinct speckle.

I had to try this for myself and this marks my first attempt  at vertical gradients. My execution is nowhere near as nice as Stef’s but I think I did pretty well for my first go.  Stef used glitter polishes so I decided to add a glitter gradient atop the color. I started a little heavy-handed but eventually got the hang of it.

I hope you like it!


31DC2014 - Honor Nails You Love | The Rite of AgingI started with two coats of Julie G White Orchid as my base.

I created the gradients with a makeup sponge, China Glaze Sun Worshiper, Color Club Warhol, Sephora By OPI Come to Pappa-razzi, and Bundle Monster (BMC)  Cherries On Top.


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.


Don’t forget to check out the other last manicures below!