Monday, August 12, 2013

Manicure Monday: Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails in Screwdriver Orange

Hey everyone! This week's Manicure Monday is another Etude House polish which actually comes in a set of 3 mini polishes. Used together the Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails trio in Screwdriver Orange creates a cute, glittery gradient effect which is perfect for the Summertime. I personally adore peach and glitter so you know I was digging this one!

For the base, the orange sorbet shade on the left gives a pale, translucent tint to the nails. I was hesitant about it at first since it was rather viscous and I didn't think it would cover well, but in two whole coats I got a nice milky foundation to build on. Make sure you let the base dry well between coats!

Next came the glittery mid-orange color applied in an arch from 1/2 nail to the tips. Again, let it dry, then apply the translucent blood orange shade to the last 1/3 of the nail near the tips.

The overall effect looks like a peach jelly gradient with glitters diffusing each shade into the next.

Since gradient nails take so many layers of polish, they usually wear really well for me before chipping and this was no exception. Also, it's nice to note that the removal isn't as annoying as a solid glitter polish since this had a base shade with no glitter and the glitter only covers the lower half of the nail.

Base and top coats were my usual OPI Nail Envy and Seche Vite Top Coat. Overall, I was totally in love with this easy-to-follow gradient set! It does take some patience to wait for everything to dry but the outcome looks more impressive than the effort it took. You can purchase this Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation nails set in Screwdriver Orange and more colors at Pretty and Cute for $10.99 USD.

Readers, have you tried gradient nails? Would you rather find shades to ombré yourself or buy it in a set? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Its so pretty! And I prefer a set. Just makes it easier. =]

  2. Such a pretty gradient, I love that it's just really subtle!

  3. This is so cute and pretty! I want one of the etude house sets now... (:

  4. How do you keep your nails healthy, e.g. not chipping, after constant nail polish use? Does your base coat made a difference? Your nail polish remover? Thx

    1. Honestly, my nails go in cycles of chipping or not chipping. Lately, I think they have really been rescued by OPI Nail Envy! I wear polish alllllll the time and haven't had chipping problems since I started using it as my base. :)

  5. The end result looks a lot more difficult to do than it really is. The color is so simple and feminine. I wish it were easier to get Etude products!


  6. I've seen those kit's on another Korean Beauty Website!
    I reallyyy want to try them :3 They look so adorable!

  7. Beautiful colors!

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  9. I just tried this out recently! It's so handy - saves me digging around trying to find the right polishes to make a gradient nail look!

  10. This is super pretty! I already have 2 sets of the Etude House gradiation nails, but i'm really tempted to get this too.

  11. oh so pretty and fresh! i would love to try one <3


  12. so pretty! sets would be much easier for me.
    i was eyeing on the etude house gradation nails set as well. really want to try them.


  13. Wow this is really pretty and so elegant! Since I'm not much of a nail person nor am I talented in that area, I would much prefer a set! haha.

  14. i tried to look this up online to purchase, but i just wanted to confirm: isn't this screwdriver and not peach crush? the pictures for peach crush seem to look different online!

  15. It looks like the pretty color for summer/autumn! Kinda reminds me of an ice cream bar haha


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