Aw, thanks so much! :D That means a lot to me, and I sure can!
The polishes I used for this mani, were about 10 nail polishes. You totally don’t need that many to create this look. The only reason I used so many was because I was largely just experimenting with colors, and purposely wanted to use a lot of nail polishes. So, here they are going from lightest to darkest (bottom of the nail, upwards).
(base of the gradient)
Names of the base gradient polishes from left to right:
Charlotte Russe - Taffy, Revlon - Blue Lagoon, Carla’s Franken (this one is a mixed creation), Essie - Coat Azure, L.A. Colors - Sea Siren, L.A. Colors - (has no name), N.Y.C. - Blue Denim Creme, L.A. Colors - Blue Lagoon.
Names of glitter nail polishes from left to right:
L.A. Colors - Sparkling Diamonds, Jordana - Silver Glitter.
Like I said before, you DO NOT need to use this many nail polishes to create a successful gradient, if anything it is probably easier to use just 3 base gradient colors (a light blue, medium blue, and dark blue), and perhaps a really sheer blue to blend the rough edges together. I used my Franken and the L.A. Colors no name polish for this job. As for the glitter polish, one is enough, if layered more densely on the top, then lighter at the bottom, to create that “falling” look.
Oh, and a good thick top coat to make it smooth, shiny, and blended!
I know this was a long post for just a list of colors, but I wanted to thoroughly explain the colors, and their purpose and such, because I don’t want anyone to be intimidated to do this kind of look, or think it absolutely requires all these nail polishes, because it doesn’t!
Anyway, I hope you and your daughter have a great time re-creating this look, and I wish her the best at her prom! Thanks for your ask!