Paint your nails with you base color of choice. I used three coats of Saint Germain Sea Green.
I used one very thin coat of Essie Cosmo's PSS Shimmer do add some different sized glitters to the gradient. I started painting it at the base of my nail and went 3/4 of the way to the top and left a space of just the base polish. I also tried to stagger how high the glitter went up. You don't want it to just look like it stopped at a specific line, you want it to look like it just happened.
Next I added a thin coat of Julep Oscar on top of that, bringing it to around the same area on the nail and staggering where the glitter stops.
I then added more Oscar, but this time adding a thicker coat stopping half way up the nail.
Next I repeated step four but only adding Oscar to the bottom 1/4 of my nail. This makes the glitter dense at the base of the nail, and leaves the tips of the nails looking like the glitter is floating off of it.
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