NDLacquers Aurora Swatch with Nail Art

Today I found out that I topped The Crumpet’s Reader poll for ‘Nail Art Blog of the Year‘ and I want to thank everyone that put in a good word for me – you know who you are, you sly dogs! And of course, a big thanks to Debbie for holding the poll in the first place! To be voted top of the poll by readers is such an honour because you guys really know your stuff when it comes to nail blogs and if it weren’t for such a tight, amazingly friendly and accepting community, none of us bloggers would be here! So, thank you for a brilliant end to the year.Today’s nail art features a gradient (it’s there I promise!) and a pretty glitter from NDLacquers called Aurora. It’s one of three in Natali’s Holiday Collection but it’s an all-year-rounder in my book. I’m only wearing one coat in this swatch and the coverage is fantastic. This is one indie brand you’re going to want to keep your eye on in 2014 – I can feel it in my bones!

I used two coats of Revlon Cloud as my base colour and created a super subtle gradient using Maybelline Ceramic Blue. Gradient tutorial here.

The stamping is from MoYou Plate Pro 04. This plate is no longer on the site but the same design is available in XL size on the Pro 07 Plate. I stamped using BK Matt White.

The glitter is NDLacquers Aurora and I topped it all off with two coats of Rica Glossy Glam.