I really hope you aren't annoyed with all the reviews and swatches lately! I have a lot of stuff left to review and don't feel very inspired to do nail art at the moment. So for today what I want to show you is the second part of my Etude House ebay shopping. In addition to the If Story Nail Kit I bought two Gradation Nail sets, one in purple and one in mint. Compared to how much I liked the If Story Nail Kit, I wasn't too excited about these two. First of all I ditched both of the base colors because they were really sheer and looked very weird on my nails. I chose to do the gradient on a similar but opaque base color. Secondly I wasn't happy with the glitters in the mint set. So basically I paid about 15$ for six polishes of which I only liked two in the end.
Etude House - Mint Frappe
I used two coats of China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint as my base color and then added the first sheer glitter with a sponge. The second polish was only a clear base with turquoise glitter (boring!) and I had to add it directly with the brush. On top is one coat of BTGN Top Sealer.
Etude House - Love Violet
I used two coats of Essie - Lilacism as my base color and then added the both glitter polishes with a sponge. Drying time was alright, on top is one coat of BTGN Top Sealer. I'm sure you could create a pretty awesome look with just using the darkest glitter on top of a purple base color. I might try that in the future.