NOTD – Nail of the day – Gradient in Gold and purple using MUA and Nails Inc

This nail look has been published in a post before but it was right at the bottom and it wasn’t the main feature which I think is a shame as I’m really happy with the way that it turned out. 

I made this look when I was creating a look for an MUA competition – I wanted to make a look based on the colours of tarnished gold and purple and I had an image of a nail gradient that I wanted to create with those shades. Of course I’d never done a gradient before but I wasn’t going to let that stop me! 
Considering this was the result of my first ever attempt at a gradient I was quite pleased with it and I absolutely love the colour combination. I just kept looking at my nails until I changed them a few days later. 

The shades I used were ‘Uptown Glamour’ by Nails Inc which was the freebie with Glamour mag and one of the £1 polishes by MUA in the shade ‘Deepest Purple’ – I love how the warmth in the gold made the purple a more plum colour which is exactly what I was hoping would happen and is why I didn’t go for a plummier shade in the first place. 


  1. Sharon Taylor November 30, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Beautiful effect, that purple looks totally different to how it does in the jar now. I'm still tempted to pick up the gold version of the nail varnish (I have the silver) although I already have so many gold varnishes, it's just hard to resist for a £1!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

  2. Helen G November 30, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    they make such a lovely combo!

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