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Electric Mermaid Scales

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Onward I continue on my quest for the ultimate way to melt your eyeballs with physically as much glitter as I can fit on my fingers!! I've had a collection of glitter arrive a few days ago and ever since I've been trying to find the best way to use it.  I initially experimented with the largest glitter, but it was too big to sit flat.  I then tried a combination of silver and pink glitter but couldn't settle on a pattern and wasn't quite...right.  UNTIL TONIGHT.  Tonight I tried one size further down than the silver and pink in a beautiful cobalt holo blue and BAMM.  Electric mermaid nails!

For these I used the same steps as I had previously.  
  1. Start with one or two coats of a base colour.  Helps if it's a similar colour to the glitter as the gaps won't show as much.  I used Sally Hanson Insta-Dri in Co-bolt Blue.  
  2. Paint another coat on your first finger.  While it's still wet (and this is important), use a toothpick and pick up your glitter.  I start at the top left and position the glitter in a line close to the edge of my nail. 
  3. Push each piece deep into the polish.  It sits the most flat if there's even some polish oozing around the side of the glitter.
  4. Line the next column to tessellate next to the first one. If you polish is too dry, add a thin stripe of non-quick dry top coat.  You want the base wet.
  5. Repeat until done!






The Verdict:  I think this is it, I don't know how much better my nails could get than this!  The glitter is sitting flat and even, there aren't bubbles in the top coat and it's so sparkly it's like being in an underwater disco ball or pressing your face against a magical mermaid :D

Comments

  1. Oh oh these came out beautiful! I love how the glitter has that iridescent shine to it. Reminds me of the Rainbow Fish book from when I was a kid. :)

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  2. Holy Cheesus, this is just about the best manicure I've ever seen.

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  3. LOVE IT!!!

    How do you like the brush for the insta-dry? I can't ever seem to have any luck with it. Always WAY too much polish on the brush and I get it all over my skin (more so than I usually do)

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  4. This looks soooo cool. About how long does it take you?

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  5. Looks like a fence lizard belly! That's so awesome.

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  6. Where do you get this glitter?

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  7. Where do you get this glitter?

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  8. Where do you get this glitter?

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  9. THIS IS AMAZING!! In every sense of the word! Seriously.. amazing!

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  10. I'd also like to know where you buy this glitter from!?!

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