Super-Sparkle Gradient

Don’t you just love it when you have a look in your mind and it comes out better than you even expected? That’s exactly how I feel about this gradient!

I started this one out with 1 coat of Fresh Paint – Belle of the Ball. It is a very sheer polish, but I didn’t need a lot of coverage, since I was going to be sponging on a gradient. Once the base color was mostly dry, I used a non-latex makeup sponge and sponged on Belle of the Ball, Color Club – Tiny Umbrella and Zoya – Happi. All of these polishes are pretty sheer, so it took about 4 passes to get complete opacity.

Super Sparkly Pastel Gradient
Super Sparkly Pastel Gradient

The gradient on it’s own was pretty, but I wanted some kick, so I applied one coat of MDJ Creations – Fire By Night, a gorgeous indie polish I recently acquired (I need to swatch this on its’ own so badly!) This polish added a gorgeous shimmer with slightly larger glitters for even more punch. Here is a closeup macro of all the pretty:

Super Sparkly Pastel Gradient
Super Sparkly Pastel Gradient


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Fresh Paint – Belle of the Ball
  • Color Club – Tiny Umbrella
  • Zoya – Happy
  • MDJ Creations – Fire By Night
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

I loved how this turned out so much that I didn’t want to do any art over it. The colors are definitely Spring – but the Fire By Night just adds an amazing kick!